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Middle Ages/Hoefische Kultur#

Nibelungenlied#

Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied originated around 1200 in the lands around the Danube River (Passau, Germany?). Unfortunately the authentic melody that this most famous middle high German epic poem is lost. In the musical example it is sung by Eberhard Kummer to the Hildebrandstone. He accompanies himself on the harp and the hurdy-gurdy. Such singers who accompanied themselves were important for the development of music in Europe because they provided the best possible means of expressing the unity of music and text. Various themes that could come from very different historical periods could be combined here to form an epic unity (for example, the historical figures Attila and Theodorich were two generations apart). The illustration and musical example present the beginning of the first "Aventiure." (E. Stadler)

Von Eberhard Kummer stammt auch die weltweit erste und einzige komplette Einspielung des gesamten Nibelungenliedes (zwei MP3-CDs), sie wurde in den USA verlegt. (Nibelungenlied, Complete Recording. The Chaucer Studio, Adelaide) Es handelt sich um einen Live-Mitschnitt der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von fünf sechsstündigen Darbietungen im Oktober und November 2006 im KulturQuartier Wien.

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(212 kB, MP3) (1128 kB, WAV)

© Koch International GMBH-Austria, Pl.-Nr. PAN 150005/6.

© Picture: Horst Jäger, August-Reis-Str. 12, A-6845 Hohenems.