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minnesinger

(mĭn`ĭsĭng'ər), a medieval German knight, poet, and singer of Minne, or courtly love. Originally imitators of Provençal troubadourstroubadours
, aristocratic poet-musicians of S France (Provence) who flourished from the end of the 11th cent. through the 13th cent. Many troubadours were noblemen and crusader knights; some were kings, e.g.
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, minnesingers developed their own style in the 13th and 14th cent. Some of their poems are among the best of Middle High German lyric verse. Important exponents of Minnesang included Heinrich von Morungen, Walther von der Vogelweide, and Oswald von Wolkenstein, as well as Gottfried von Strassburg, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and other authors of epics. Wagner's opera Tannhäuser is based on minnesinger art and tradition.
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German minnesingers evidently served in the royal court of the last Premyslids, Wenceslas I, Premysl Otakar II and Wenceslas II (from the second third of the 13th to the beginning of the 14th century).
Fisher, The Minnesinger Heinrich von Morungen: An Introduction to his Songs (San Francisco, California, London, and Bethesda: International Scholars Publications, 1996).
Combining Eric Werner's research with his own, he discerns biblical and Talmudic phrases in the verses of thirteenth-century Jewish Minnesinger Suesskind from Trimberg.
Aunt Julia, who finished nine lengths fifth behind Eswarah, locks horns again, while shock Leicester winner Minnesinger and the maiden Ma'am complete the line-up.
Similarly the medieval troubadour and minnesinger were not expressing themselves only for the inner joy of it, but were also taking part in ceremonious contests and courts of love subject to audience evaluation.
Minnesinger caused a shock at Leicester and was subsequently given a rating of 80.
Baring-Gould's "Tanhauser" is a "famous minnesinger, and all his lays were of love and of women, for his heart was full of passion, and that not of the noblest description" (1881 edition, p.
30 Yarmouth, 1m3f Jockey Philip Robinson (pictured) Trainer Michael Jarvis Forecast SP 7-4 Why this is significant On a retrieving mission, having started 11-8 favourite for her debut at Leicester last month when she could finish only third behind 80-1 shot Minnesinger.
30 Yarmouth, nap) Sustained a cut to her leg when finishing third to Minnesinger on her debut at Leicester 17 days ago.
Shock of the day came in the ten-furlong maiden when 80-1 shot Minnesinger, trained by Ralph Beckett and ridden by Nelson de Souza, proved too strong for Henry Cecil's newcomer Rathor, with Oaks entry and hot favourite Albahja only third.
As the two minnesingers who get solo chances, Jesse Donner and Daniel Sutin lent distinction, and Angela Mannino was a charming Shepherd, although it was a most unnecessary touch to have her reenter after her charming opening song, covered with gore to indicate that the hunting party, members of that vile destructive society, had shot the boy.