minstrel: Thusnelda?

mary k cummings mkcummin at unm.edu
Tue Aug 26 11:27:09 PDT 1997

On Tue, 26 Aug 1997 GARNER at ADMIN.HNC.EDU wrote:

> I received the following pathetic message from a friend...if anyone
> can help her, it's you people!
> 	"hey, Joan, have you ever heard of a famous heroine
> 	 called Thusnelda?  She is linked in the title of a
> 	 Schubert lied with someone named Hermann.  I am guessing
> 	 it comes from a German or Norse medieval story in which 
> 	 she does something romantically and tragically heroic.  
> 	 All I got searching with Alta Vista was a link back to 
> 	 Schubert."
> Juana Teresa de Salamanca
> (mka Joan Garner)

Well...  Thusnelda was the beloved in 'The Triumphs of Thusnelda' by PDQ
Bach.  That's all I know.  Maybe Peter Shickily (sp?) got the name from
something /real/, ;) but I am not aware of it.

Good luck with it.


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