Neidhart von Reuenthal

Neidhart von Reuental (Middle High German: Nîthart von Riuwental; also Her Nîthart; possibly born c. 1190 – died after 1236 or 1237) was one of the most famous German minnesingers. He was probably active in the Duchy of Bavaria and then is known to have been a singer at the court of Duke Frederick II of Austria in Vienna. As a minnesinger he was most active from 1210 to at least 1236.

Neidhart is very well known for being rather sarcastic and comical. More melodies survive by him than from any other minnesinger.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1180 (Bavaria), Died January 1st, 1247 (Austria)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12857 10-in. 1/29/1913 Summertime Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38243 10-in. 3/29/1927 Summertime Royal Dadmun Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "von Reuenthal, Neidhart," accessed July 26, 2021,

von Reuenthal, Neidhart. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from

"von Reuenthal, Neidhart." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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