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Name: Maiken
Country: Danmark
Time: Monday, February 1st 2010, 02:46:24 PM

Hej, Sikke et godt materiale du har samlet!
Jeg vil rigtig gerne vide svaret på dit eget spørgsmål; citat begynd "Jeg har altid undret mig over udtrykket "at ligne Døden fra Lübeck". Hvad har denne hyggelige juleby, med sit gode øl og hvinende søde marcipan, dog gjort for at lægge navn til dette udtryk ?" - citat slut.
Med venlig hilsen

Ja, forklaringen er vel, at maleriet var berømt i hele Nordeuropa og var kendt som "Døden fra Lübeck".

Name: Marie Oemler
Country: USA
Time: Saturday, January 30th 2010, 05:09:41 PM

I came to your site for the translation. Thank you so much, it's a great site. I am learning the score of Distler's Totentanz, written in early 40s. You probably know of Hugo Distler, a prolific church musician and composer. Are there other instances of the Totentanz set to music?

Hi Marie

Do I know Distler's Totentanz? Half of my pages carry a banner linking to Totentanz by Crescendo. It's not an ad as such, I've put it there because they are nice people. :-)

Other compositions? Franz Liszt and Camille Saint-Saëns comes to my mind. Have you ever seen "Skeleton Dance" by Disney / Ub Iwerks? Take a look here.

Name: Ralph
Country: USA
Time: Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 07:32:51 PM

Thank you for your very thorough information on the Dances of Death. I am very interested in this subject, and I have a humble collection of prints, and books dedicated to it. While in college, I wrote about a subject that I feel is the precursor to the DOD motif: the "Transi-Tomb." What are your thoughts on this funerary sculpture, and its connection to the Dance of Death?
Thank you again,
Ralph E. Spafford............

Hi Ralph

I can't say I've looked much into this. I'd think the transis are simply a reminder of how "transitive" all flesh is. Of course, there's hardly a dance of death on this planet where Death doesn't tell his dancers that "you'll soon be like me".

In my opinion there's a much stronger influence from the Vado Mori genre and from the story of the three living and the three dead.

Name: lavinya clemow
Country: sa
Time: Friday, August 28th 2009, 04:03:28 AM


Name: Kevin Maurer
Country: America United States of
Time: Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 08:57:56 PM

Love your translation work, I am trying to transcript/translate, Fechtschulen Poems from the 1570's in German, you have helped me. thanks

Name: clare
Country: England
Time: Sunday, July 26th 2009, 02:12:26 PM

I forgot to say - I LOVE the macabre (!) cursor. Lovely humorous touch, all in keeping with the subject.

Name: Clare
Country: England
Time: Sunday, July 26th 2009, 02:09:54 PM

I just want to say a big Thank YOu for this wonderful site. I've been researching Danse Macabre and this site is SO informative. Thank you for all your work. Isn't the internet a wonderful facility!

Name: sara
Country: United States
Time: Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 11:13:43 AM


I'm a senior-year art history major at Bard College in New York. I'm writing my undergraduate thesis on the possibility of dance of death concealed within the German artist Otto Dix's 1928 Metropolis Triptych. I spend a lot of time drawing parallels with traditional Northern European dances, and your site has proven to be a significant and trustworthy resource on multiple occasions. Thank you for putting it together and keeping it up!


Name: Bradleigh Stockwell
Country: San Francisco/USA
Time: Sunday, March 8th 2009, 12:00:18 AM

This is a wonderful and remarkable site. It justifies the idea of the internet as a place to learn and share significant material (as opposed to fan sites and pointless digital debris). This site shows thought, care, and work went into its creation. Thank you!

Name: joster
Country: spain
Time: Thursday, March 5th 2009, 09:38:25 PM

hello in spain catalonia we have a city VERGES in girona that it's famous for one dance of death.

see this link

Name: Lise
Country: The Netherlands
Time: Thursday, January 15th 2009, 12:58:54 PM

I want to thank you for your wonderfully informative website. I'm currently in university and doing research on European dances of death. Your website has been extremely helpful. Thanks ever so much! :)

Name: Miriam Hoffmann
Country: Germany
Time: Monday, January 5th 2009, 07:34:35 PM


I am an art historian from Kiel and I write my Ph.d. about late medieval paintings from Lübeck. I really like your site! It is informative and has a lot of interesting material.
Thank you for this!


Name: Tom Burnett
Country: U.S.A.
Time: Saturday, December 6th 2008, 10:15:18 AM

I have always liked this site for its rich imagery and historical significance. Thank you for making it available to we who may not have the rich European history of.....well, death.

Name: Nicolaj
Country: danmark
Time: Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 02:10:49 PM

sig mig en gang hvem var det der laved den frøste dødens dans før det du skriver på din side er da ikke til at finde hoved eller hale i

Hej Nicolaj

Jeg er ked af, at du ikke kan få hoved og hale i det jeg skriver. Der er ca. 450 sider, så kast dig ud i dansen - og nyd den. Der kommer snart 50 mere.

Den første dødedans regnes normalt for at være den i Paris.

Hilsen Martin

Name: Gloria Lane
Country: USA
Time: Monday, September 15th 2008, 07:21:22 PM

Thanks for your great website!

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