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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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The religious compositions of Minnesinger like Frauenlob are perhaps less well known than their songs about love.
Poesia de trovadores, trouveres, minnesinger (de principios del siglo XII a fines del siglo XIII).
There is also Volker, the noble fiddler, who represents the rising status of the troubadours or Minnesinger. Above all, he turned the two villains of the piece, Hagen and Krimhild, into rounded, complex, and highly believable characters.
MINNESINGER, fourth to the subsequent Oaks winner Eswarah in the Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial at Newbury last month, bids for some black type in the Listed Prix Urban Sea at Le Lion d'Angers today.
When Bradley revealed that the copy of "Arran Leigh"'s The New Minnesinger (1875) she had sent him was her own work, he replied, "how much too serious my life is to be spent in reading poetry ...
148 y 178, y Poesia de trovadores, troveres y minnesinger, Madrid, 1982, pp.
In another, Lenz projects himself whimsically into the life of "Ein Regensburger Minnesinger."
When speaking of Alevi poetry we mainly speak about the asik (also: ozan), who can be compared with the Celtic bard, the French troubadour, or the German minnesinger (Reinhard, "Die Musik der Alewiten" 200).
(6) Mercator's travels echo the itineraries of such knightly mercenaries as the Minnesinger Oswald yon Wolkenstein.
The tradition of love poetry that stems from the trouveres, troubadours, and Minnesinger of the Middle Ages and their understanding of "courtly love" shows little awareness of the bodies of the lovers.
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.
Heinrich von Morungen, Walther von der Vogelweide, and Wolfram von Eschenbach--the three greatest Minnesinger who wrote around the year 1200-each composed at least one, while Wolfram wrote no fewer than five: "The five mark a turning point in the literary development of the genre" (Dronke 178).