Variations on "Maienzeit / Maytime" (Neidhardt) for cello solo. Georg Mertens


Medieval Gothic Lied by Neidhardt von Reuenthal (c 1180-1240) and Variations built upon the medieval 6 note scale, by Georg Mertens. Performed at Jenolan Caves /Australia The sheet music is now part of the collection "Georg's Little Music Library", available at http://www.georgcello.com/sheetmusic.htm For a beautiful recording on an old fashioned CD + signed and dated see: http://www.georgcello.com/music.htm For public performances and House concerts visit: http://www.georgcello.com/cello.htm Neidhardt von Reuenthal's (1180-1240) "Maienzeit" is probably the oldest song I know. He was the most famous "Minnesinger (love song writer)" of the Gothic medieval period. He is the only Minne singer, whose songs made it over 300 years to be printed - in different versions according to the area they had travelled to. It was one of my favourite songs of my childhood. This composition/transcription had been part of a program dedicated to the concert venue, the Cathedral Chamber at Jenolan Caves, Australia, reputed for the world's purest acoustics. Performed by Georg Mertens on 21 June 2008. From 1996 to 2013 Georg performed there the longest series of cello concerts - 200 regular solo cello concerts at one place! More Youtube videos from the CD "Cello Solos" - Live Recordings from the Concerts in the Cave" on the same channel: Jenolan Ciaconna (G.Mertens) Didgeridoo for cello (G.Mertens) Erh Hu improvisation (G.Mertens) Arabian Improvisation (G. Mertens) Asturias [Leyenda] (Albeniz) Verano Porteno (A. Piazzolla) Tango Celloguitar (G. Mertens) The Swan (Saint-Saens) Tarantella (H. Squire) Spanish Romance (Anonymus / Mertens) Vocalise (Rachmaninov) Meditation from Thais (Massenet) This video has been recorded and edited by "bushtrailer".

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