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meistersinger

(mī`stərsĭng'ər, Ger. mī`shtərzĭng'ər) [Ger.,=mastersinger], a member of one of the musical and poetic guilds that flourished in German cities during the 15th and 16th cent. The guilds or schools comprised chiefly artisans who claimed artistic descent from the courtly minnesingersminnesinger
, a medieval German knight, poet, and singer of Minne, or courtly love. Originally imitators of Provençal troubadours, minnesingers developed their own style in the 13th and 14th cent.
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. Each member was required to compose and sing according to rigid technical formulas laid down in the Tabulatur. Candidates for the coveted rank of Meister were judged in public contest. Some of the song texts of Hans Sachs and others became famous, but it was Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868) that popularized knowledge of the movement.
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In fact, it is intriguing to find Thomas Grey acknowledging that Wagner's Meistersinger does contain the chauvinistic seeds of a developing national character, even though he emphasizes that there was no predicting how the plant would grow.
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