Wolkenstein: Des himels trone
This page lists all recordings of Des himels trone, by Oswald von Wolkenstein (c.1377-1445) on CD.
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Oswald von Wolkenstein: Songs of Myself
Few composers can have boasted quite such a colourful existence as the medieval poet and sometime diplomat Oswald von Wolkenstein. Having grown up in a Tyrolean castle, in a world recently ripped apart by the Black Death and immersed in religious and territorial conflict, Wolkenstein became something of a wandering knight with a complicated private life. If his travels greatly embellished the subject matter of his works they also enriched the musical form, as he incorporated French songs into the German style. A singer of warm humanity, Andreas Scholl's creamy and communicative countertenor voice has greatly endeared him to critics and public alike. This programme, the result of new research into von Wolkenstein, will feature previously unrecorded songs and instrumental arrangements.
“This is a winner...Scholl projects [Oswald's] texts magnificently, drawing on an inexhaustible range of colours and moods. His instrumental ensemble...are deployed with imagination as well as with a restraint that reflects the very latest position of musicological research...The result is an absolute ear-opener.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2010
“Scholl seems fully at ease in this, his own musical heritage, which he delivers with a keen awareness of poetic shape and nuance, and of the fine line between speech and song in the nascent Lied.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2010 ****
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Wolkenstein: Love Songs
Ensemble Unicorn, Michael Posch
Oswald von Wolkenstein is today considered to be one of the most important songwriters of European literature in the Middle Ages.
Ensemble Unicorn has made early music accessible to a wide international audience and has many fans; “...extraordinary virtuosity paired with unrestrained joy of playing.”
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