Praise of Folly Erasmus van Rotterdam

A worthy and inspiring combination of music and the formidable essay from Erasmus van Rotterdam.

The project was put together by Jordi Savall. It gives you an light and enjoyable window into the essay while treating you with some wonderful tunes. The narration was voiced in a multitude of languages but I much prefer the english interpretation as my Catalan, French and Dutch isn’t that fluent. I could listen to the German version but it somehow doesn’t appeal to me. If you have an subscription to Apple Music you can preview and listen to the english album here.


Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (; 28 October 1466 – 12 July 1536), known as Erasmus or Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Christian humanist who is widely considered to have been the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance.
Definition from Wikipedia – Erasmus

Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall i Bernadet (Catalan: [ˈʒɔɾði səˈβaʎ i βəɾnəˈðɛt]; born August 1, 1941) is a Catalan conductor and viol player.
Definition from Wikipedia – Jordi Savall