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A member of one of the guilds of German lyric poets and musicians which flourished from the 12th to 17th century. Their technique was elaborate and they were subject to rigid regulations, as depicted in Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868).

Subjects: Music — Literature.

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