German Classical and Folk Music History and Traditions

Beginnings of German Musical Traditions

The beginning of German music traces back to the 12th century when Hildegard of Bingen wrote many popular traditional Christian music, hymns, and lyrics that were considered to be both mystical and auspicious.

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In the next section, we shall elaborate on the different forms of folk and classical music of Germany that have come up through the ages.

German Folk Music

Traditional German wedding music composed by Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johann Pachelbel, although cliched, are still played during receptions and auspicious ceremonies.

Types of Traditional German Folk Music

German Classical Music History

You can check out the tunes and compositions of the famous singers and musicians from any musical online website or get DVDs for your personal collection.

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