PETRUS WILHELMI DE GRUDENCZ Fifteenth-century music from Central Europe
Doron Schleifer, Ivo Haun de Oliveira, Giacomo Schiavo, Sebastian León, voices Corina Marti, clavicimbalum & recorders Michal Gondko, luteAnna Danilevskaia, fiddle
La MorraCorina Marti & Michal Gondko, artistic direction
Total playing time 64:54 Recorded at Schloss Beuggen (Baden-Württenberg, Germany) on 26-30 January 2016 Engineered and produced by Jonas Niederstadt Executive producers: Thomas Drescher, Carlos Céster Booklet essay by Michal Gondko English - Français - Deutsch
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PETRUS WILHELMI DE GRUDENCZ (1392 - after 1452)Fifteenth-century music from Central Europe
01 Anonymous: Domine ad adiuvandum me festina 02 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Predulcis eurus 03 Anonymous: Veni / Da gaudiorum / Veni 04 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Pneuma / Veni / Paraclito / Dator 05 Nicolaus de Radom (fl. early 15th c.): Ballade (textless) 06 Johannes Holandrinus?: Virelai (textless) 07 Othmarus Opilionis de Jawor (fl.c.1440): Rondeau? (textless) 08 Nicolaus de Radom: Hystorigraphi, aciem 09 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Kyrie: Fons bonitatis 10 Anonymous: Ave mater summi nati (= En vergier) 11 Anonymous: Virginem mire pulcritudinis (= En discort) 12 Anonymous: Resurgente domino (= Je languis) 13 Anonymous: Ave mater o Maria 14 Nicolaus [de Ty´n?]: Unde gaudent / Eya, Eya / Nostra iocunda15 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Probleumata enigmatum16 Johannes Tourout (fl.c.1460): O gloriosa regina mundi17 Anonymous: Mit ganczym willin – Der winter der wil weychen 18 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Plaude euge theotocos 19 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Psalteriis et timpanis 20 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Promitat eterno 21 Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz: Psalmodium exileratum 22 Nicolaus de Radom: Alleluya 23 Anonymous: Christus ... vinctos / Chorus nove / Christus ... mala24 Anonymous: Ex trinitatis culmine
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The release of a new recording from La Morra is always an exciting moment for creative and imaginative artistry, not just within the realms of late medieval and early renaissance music. With a disc focusing on the 15th-century composer Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz, in a production from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and presented on Glossa, the ensemble is set to repeat its happy knack of alighting upon an area of largely untravelled repertory and preparing an enjoyably fascinating programme from it.
Wilhelmi was what can be called a Central-European composer: born in today’s Poland he was active in German, Bohemian and Silesian territory, a musician from within the Holy Roman Empire, and open to new trends coming from the West and South. Without being a cultural force to rival his near contemporary Guillaume Dufay, Wilhelmi provided music which had a long-lasting appeal for the learned, non-professional musicians in Central- European lands.
Corina Marti and Michal Gondko, the Swiss ensemble’s joint artistic directors since its formation back in 2000, add their skills as instrumentalists (keyboard, recorders and lute) to those of their quartet of singers in a survey which also embraces further Latin and secular-texted compositions by Nicolaus de Radom, Johannes Tourout and Othmarus Opilionis de Jawor, further examples of how Central European composers were absorbing ideas coming from the Franco-Flemish tradition, Italy and also the Ars Nova from France.