From among the many Minnesänger in the Bavarian-Austrian region Richard Bletschacher has chosen the most famous and the best documented cases and presented them with biographies as well as selections of their works, newly translated by the author.
Among those collected are: [...]
The time-frame extends from early representatives (from the mid-12th century) in the high Middle Ages to the last successors of Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376–1445).
Richard Bletschacher, born in 1936, is a director, dramaturg, painter, and the author of many opera texts, plays, stories, and musicological studies. From 1982 to 1996 he was active as chief dramaturg at the Vienna State Opera. He lives and works in Vienna and Drosendorf an der Thaya (NÖ).