Notes & Reviews:
The greatest late-Middle Age, German song lyric poets, the Monk of Salzburg and Oswald von Wolkenstein, the 'last of the Minnesingers', not only represent the flowering of secular poetry and music of their time but were also important sacred music composers in the German language. Featuring world premiere recordings, Hör, kristenhait! (Listen, Christendom!) directs its presentation toward the profoundly devout side of both musicians. Ensemble Leones director Marc Lewon accompanies singers Sabine Lutzenberger and Raitis Grigalis, with Baptiste Romain on various period instruments.