And as an addendum of sorts: did you know that Hermann Prey (he bodes well to become a Sunday Special celebrity!) recorded some of the works of the Minnesänger? I didn't before starting on the creation of this post, but now I do.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Sunday Special: Singing of spring
Like everyone else in the Northeastern United States, I imagine, and legions elsewhere, I have begun to doubt the approach of spring, even as I desire it. There is still snow on the ground here, and a few warm days have only served to sharpen the contrast with the freezing temperatures. (At least they aren't much below freezing.) But yesterday had warm sun with its cool breeze; and I saw the first buds on a tree this past week, and the first nubs of green bravely poking above the ground. So here is a medieval musical miscellany to go with this changeable season: