Medieval Minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein Concert at Falkenstein Castle Ruins: A Musical Journey Across Europe

2023-06-26 20:00:00

Songs by the minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein fit perfectly into the castle ruins of Falkenstein. Pictured: Matthias Pesau, Konrad Huber, Giti Huber, Tim Martina Schäffer, Gottfried Falkenstein, Leopold Richter.

Photo: Christoph Schüller

Low of the medieval minstrel and poet Oswald von Wolkenstein was heard at a concert by the Trio Nubium in the tournament courtyard of the castle ruins of Falkenstein.

The trio, consisting of Giti Huber, Tim Martina Schäffer and Konrad Huber, was reinforced by Gottfried Falkenstein. They not only performed songs and texts by the medieval artist, who had traveled all over Europe from Greece to Italy to Scotland and the Holy Land. The musicians contrasted the 600-year-old songs of Oswald von Wolkenstein with much younger songs from these countries. They achieved a very broad musical spectrum and delighted the audience. The musicians accompanied their singing with a variety of instruments such as the lute, mandolin, octave guitar, double bass and ukulele.

A special bond between Oswald von Wolkenstein and Falkenstein exists through Konrad Huber, who comes from the minstrel’s homeland and has found his adopted home in Falkenstein, and Gottfried Falkenstein, who learned to sing in his hometown of Falkenstein.

In addition to the musical enjoyment, the Falkensteiner winegrowers also offered culinary delights.

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