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Wolfram von Eschenbach
Wolfram von Eschenbach (c. 1160/80 – c. 1220) was a German knight and poet, regarded as one of the greatest epic poets of medieval German literature. As a Minnesinger, he also wrote lyric poetry.
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Der von Kürenberg
Der von Kürenberg or Der Kürenberger (Kuerenberg, Kuerenberger, fl. mid-12th century) was a middle-ages poet, and one of the first named poets to write in the Middle High German language. He was a nobleman, possibly from the ar...
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Rod McKuen
Rodney Marvin "Rod" McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen p...
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Georg Neumark
Georg Neumark (16 March 1621 – 8 July 1681) was a German poet and composer of hymns.
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August Bungert
Friedrich August Bungert (14 March 1845 – 26 October 1915) was a German opera composer and poet.
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Gunnar Wennerberg
Gunnar Wennerberg (Lidköping 2 October 1817 – Läckö 24 August 1901) was a Swedish poet, composer and politician.
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Ivor Gurney
{{Use UK English]] Ivor Bertie Gurney (28 August 1890 – 26 December 1937) was an English poet and composer, particularly of songs.
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Peter Cornelius
Carl August Peter Cornelius (24 December 1824 – 26 October 1874) was a German composer, writer about music, poet and translator.
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Peire Cardenal
Peire Cardenal (or Cardinal) (c. 1180 – c. 1278) was a troubadour (fl. 1204–1272) known for his satirical sirventes and his dislike of the clergy. Ninety-six pieces of his remain, a number rarely matched by other poets of the a...
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Alessandro Stradella
Alessandro Stradella (Nepi, 3 April 1639 – Genoa, 25 February 1682) was an Italian composer of the middle baroque. He enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, and collaborating with distinguishe...
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Adrianus Valerius
Adrianus (Adriaen) Valerius, also known as Adriaen Valerius, (c. 1575 – 1625) was a Dutch poet and composer, known mostly for his poems dealing with peasant and burgher life and those dealing with the Dutch War of Independence,...
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Oswald von Wolkenstein
Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376 or 1377, presumably in Castle Schöneck in Kiens – August 2, 1445 in Merano) was a poet, composer and diplomat. In the latter capacity, he traveled through much of Europe, even as far as Georgia (as ...
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Girolamo Parabosco
Girolamo Parabosco (c. 1524 – April 21, 1557) was an Italian writer, composer, organist, and poet of the Renaissance. He was born in Piacenza, the son of a famous organist, Vincenzo Parabosco. Little is known of his childhood, ...
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Leopold Schefer
Leopold Schefer (July 30, 1784 in Muskau – February 13, 1862 in Muskau), German poet, novelist, and composer, was born in a small town in Upper Lusatia (then under Saxon rule), only child of a poor country doctor.
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Rozalie Hirs
Rozalie Hirs (Gouda, 7 April 1965) is a Dutch composer of contemporary classical music and a poet. Her poetry and music are lyrical as well as experimental. The principal concerns of her work are the adventure of listening, rea...
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Constantijn Huygens
Sir Constantijn Huygens, Lord of Zuilichem (4 September 1596 – 28 March 1687), was a Dutch Golden Age poet and composer. He was secretary to two Princes of Orange: Frederick Henry and William II, and the father of the scientist...
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Nigel Jarrett
Nigel Jarrett is a British critic, novelist, poet, essayist, and writer of short stories. He reviews regularly in the UK for the Wales Arts Review, Acumen poetry magazine, and Jazz Journal. For many years he was music critic of...
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Francesco Landini
Francesco degli Organi, Francesco il Cieco, or Francesco da Firenze, called by later generations Francesco Landini or Landino (c. 1325 or 1335 – September 2, 1397) was an Italian composer, organist, singer, poet and instrument ...
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Léo Ferré
Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death. He...
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Turandot
20th century opera from 1893

Turandot (UK /ˈtjʊər.ən.dɒt/ or US /ˈtʊr.ən.dɑːt/; Italian pronunciation: [turanˈdɔt]; see below) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, and set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Though Puccini's first ...