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IV. The High Renaissance (16th Century)

IVh. The German Lied.

Towards the middle of the 16th century the golden age of German autochthonic song came to its close. The influence of Italian art-forms like the villanella, frottola, canzona and madrigal grew perceptibly. No less a musician than Lassus tried to fuse German and Italian stylistic elements in his Neue teutsche Lieder. But this attempt, being no more than a superficial application of Italian musical style to German texts which mainly derived from old collections of folk-songs, failed to produce either unity of style or a real union of sincere German emotional feeling and Italian refinement in form and structure. The achievement of such a difficult combination was a task left to two German composers—Leonhard Lechner and Hans Leo Hassler--who succeeded eventually in transplanting the new Italian art-consciousness into German soil. They wrote songs "in the manner of Italian madrigals and canzonettas," but contrived to absorb the new forms readily and even in different raiment the intrinsic German depth of feeling is revealed in its true aspect.

Composerīs bibliography and music

Name and link to Whentīs Bibliography Years Country # of PDF/Midi Discography MP3
Adam von Fulda c. 1445 - 1505 Germany . . .
Arnt von Aich ? - before 1531 Germany . . .
Jobst von Brandt 1517 - 1570 Germany . . .
Johannes Eccard 1553 - 1611 Germany cpdl=17 . MP3
Heinrich Finck 1444/5 - 1527 Germany . Discography MP3
Hermann Finck 1527 - 1558 Germany . . .
Georg Forster c. 1510 - 1588 Germany cpdl=3 Discography .
Hans Leo Hassler 1564 - 1612 Flanders/France cpdl=61 . MP3
Valentin Haussmann c. 1570 - 1611/14 Germany . . .
Paul Hofhaimer 1459 - 1537 Austria cpdl=2 Discography .
Leonhard Lechner c. 1553 - 1606 Germany cpdl=13 Discography MP3
Laurentius Lemlin c. 1495 - 1549? Germany . . MP3
Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel (known as 'The Learned') 1572 - 1632 Germany cpdl=1 . .
Caspar Othmayr 1515 - 1553 Germany cpdl=2 Discography MP3
Michael Praetorius 1571-1621 Germany cpdl=88 Discography MP3
Johannes Ott c. 1500 - 1546 Germany . . .
Antonio Scandello 1517 - 1580 Italy cpdl=2 . MP3
Ludwig Senfl c. 1486 - 1542/3 Italy cpdl=7 Discography MP3

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