Hamelin, Year 1284: The Real Pied Piper?

March 7, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Pied Piper of Hamelin: Stained Glass Panel
Pied Piper of Hamelin: Stained Glass Panel

Norbert Rodenkirchen presents a solo recital in which he attempts to reconstruct the route of the late thirteenth-century traveling flutist of legend. The Route of the Rattenfänger von Hameln is based on intensive musicological research focused on the mediaeval monodies in the minnesinger tradition of the thirteenth century and ancient Slavic music from the Baltic region. Recorded live in concert as part of the Music In Paradise Festival, held annually during the last two weeks of August in Seminary Church, a former Cisterian monastery in the Polish town of Paradyż.


Wizlaw III von Rügen (1265/8-1325)
De voghelin untphat des lechten mayien scin
Der unghelarte hat ghemachet eyne senende wise (Leich)
Nach der senenden claghe

Lai de la Pastourelle

Wizlaw III von Rügen
I warme dich, vil il junger man
Ich han gedacht (Rondellus)

Peter von Ahrberg (~1350-1386)
Graff peters große tagewyse

Wizlaw III von Rügen
List du in der mine dro

Meister WIlde Alexander (fl. mid-13th)
Myn trutichlichiz klagen (Minneleich)

Unten den Linden
Improvisation: Pora maty zyto

Heinrich von Meissen aka Frauenlob (~1260-1318)
Prueffwyse / Kupalatanz

Moniot d’Arras (1213-1239)
Ce fut en mai

Norbert Rodenkirchen: flutes, mediaeval transverse flute

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before: Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)