Walther von der Vogelweide
Vogelweide, a poet and minnesinger(a singer of love songs), is one of the most celebrated of the Medievil German poets, the main sources of information about him are his own poems and occasional references by contemporary Minnesingers. It is clear from the title (Herr, Sir) given in these references, that he was of noble birth; but it is equally clear from his name Vogelweide (meaning: a gathering place or preserve of birds) that he belonged not to the higher nobility, who took their titles from castles or villages, but to the nobility of service.
Tirol appears to be his place of birth and had become a center of poetry and art. It was here that the young poet learned his craft ... more »
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- Under der linden
- Under the lime tree
- I've Got My Fief
- Alas! Where Have All The Years Gone
- Excerpt From Dialogue With 'The World'
- A Mournful One Am I
- Chill Penury And Winter's Power
- Ah! Where Are Hours Departed Fled? (exce...
- Address to Emperor Frederic II.
- When From The Sod The Flow'rets Spring
- Worthy Art Thou, Returning Home
- Twas Summer
- Up, Then, Dance We To The Song
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