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Grudencz: Fifteenth-Century Music from Central Europe / Marti, Gondko, La Morra

Release Date: 01/06/2017 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 922515   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousPetrus WilhelmiMikolaj RadomskiJohannes Holandrinus,   ... 
Performer:  Corina MartiMichal Gondko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. Read more 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

Domine ad adjuvandum by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1701; Bogotá, Colombia 
Predulcis eurus by Petrus Wilhelmi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Veni - Da gaudiorum - Veni by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Pneuma - Veni - Paraclito - Dator by Petrus Wilhelmi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Ballade by Mikolaj Radomski
Performer:  Corina Marti (Recorder), Michal Gondko (Lute)
Virelai by Johannes Holandrinus
Performer:  Corina Marti (Recorder), Michal Gondko (Lute)
Rondeau by Othmar Opilionis
Performer:  Corina Marti (Recorder), Michal Gondko (Lute)
Hystorigraphi aciem by Mikolaj Radomski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Poland 
Kyrie fons bonitatis...Kyrie sacerdos by Petrus Wilhelmi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Pomerania (Poland/Ge 
Ave mater summi nati (Krasinski Library MS) by Anonymous
Performer:  Corina Marti (Recorder), Michal Gondko (Lute)
Written: circa 1420 
Virginem mire pulcritundis (Krasinski Library MS) by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Written: circa 1420 
Christus... Vinctos by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra
Ex trinitatis culmine by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Morra

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