Maiestas Dei — medieval polyphony in the work of Petr Wilhelmi de Grudencz

Maiestas Dei

The focal point of the program is the work of Petr Wilhelmi de Grudenz. If we employ a hyperbole, he might be characterised as “a man whose feet are still in the Middle Ages but whose head is already in Renaissance.” This outstanding author of Polish origin was active in the first half of the 15th century at the court of Friedrich III and also allegedly dwelled in Bohemia (perhaps in the circle of Charles University) for it is the Bohemian records that maintain his work. In the concert there will be performed polyphonic songs demanding interpretation bravado but at the same time very attractive for audience, and medieval motets where each of voices sings its own different text (compare: CD Maiestas Dei).