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Encyclopedia > Heinrich von Ofterdingen
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Heinrich von Ofterdingen is a famous, quasi-fictional Minnesinger who participated in the Sängerkrieg (Minstrels' contest) on the Wartburg. He is chiefly known by the novel of Novalis of the same name and the role of Tannhäuser in Wagner's opera. Minnesang was the tradition of lyric and song writing in Germany which flourished in the 12th century and continued into the 14th century. ... Wartburg in Eisenach Wartburg Castle is situated on a 1230-foot (410 m) precipitous hill to the southwest of and overlooking the town of Eisenach in Thuringia. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In the Venusberg by John Collier, 1901: a gilded setting that is distinctly Italian quattrocento. ... Jump to: navigation, search Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig – February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies...


 
 

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