Feast of the Pheasant celebrated in podcast

The Harmonia Early Music website has posted a podcast of a program regarding the 15th century Feast of the Pheasant, a lavish banquet intended to kickoff a crusade against the Turks in Constantinople. The program features entertainment at the banquet.

The original feast, hosted by Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy, included plays, jousts, dancing, and performing minstrels. The music heard during the program was performed by Ensemble Gilles Binchois.