Neidhart - A Minnesinger and his 'Vale of Tears'

Ensemble Leones' second album (director: Marc Lewon) was published with NAXOS this year in January and is dedicated to the earliest surviving fragment of Neidhart songs with melodies (the "Frankfurt Neidhart-Fragment", c1300) - arguably even amongst the earliest transmission of minnesang music. It is the world-premiere recording of the complete contents of this source, containing 6 (partly fragmentary) Neidhart songs with a song by Walther von der Vogelweide and one by the "Tugendhafte Schreiber" thrown into the bargain.
The NAXOS website also provides the liner notes as well as a free PDF download of all sung texts with modern German and English translations.
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