ARNOLD VON BRUCK – German Renaissance Music


German Secular Songs and Instrumental Music from the time of Luther. CONVIVIUM MUSICUM. ENSEMBLE VILLANELLA. SVEN BERGER.

Continue reading “ARNOLD VON BRUCK – German Renaissance Music”

16th Century German Folk Song


From the author:
This is a german folk song from the 16th century. My singing sucks, I still have to rehearse the accompaniment I developed on the guitar. Singing will be next. Maybe I’ll come up with a better version soon.

Continue reading “16th Century German Folk Song”

Why So Much Poverty in 16th Century Germany?

In many parts of Europe the increase in population began to outstrip improvements in agriculture from about 1500 onwards and this process continued in many parts till well into 1540s. Different parts of Europe were affected at slightly different times within the period c. 1500-1550 and in many areas there were peasant uprisings which were usually suppressed with appalling savagery (with very cruel and unusual punishments for some of the leaders, for example). These uprisings sometimes became interwoven with the religious upheavals of the period.

Continue reading “Why So Much Poverty in 16th Century Germany?”

Social Classes in 16th Century Holy Roman Empire

In the 16th century the structure of social classes in Germany changed significantly, as did their relationship to one another. These classes were the princes, the lesser nobles, the prelates, the patricians, the burghers, the plebeians and the peasants.

Continue reading “Social Classes in 16th Century Holy Roman Empire”