The artwork

On my way from Geneva to Baden Baden today, I passed a small town that might not have drawn my attention had it not been for the "Troubadours on the Rhine". It's called Breisach and its origins can be traced back to the Celts. The hill was the seat of a Celtic prince, and the etymology of the town's name itself is Celtic: the Celts referred to the hill as "brisinach", which means "that which breaks the water" (up to the 19th century, it was completely surrounded by the Rhine). It's a place full of history, which changed hands and status repeatedly over time until not so long ago, but the Troubadours connection is that the drawing featured in the artwork of this recording is actually a drawing of (Old) Breisach and its cathedral Stephansmünster, based on an illustration from the Trousset Encyclopedia (late 1880s). You will immediately recognise the elements of the cover art if you run a simple search for images of Breisach, while the original illustration in the Encyclopedia can be found here (Trousset Encyclopedia, vol. 1, page 606).
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