Texts by Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz in the context
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Texts by Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz in the context of the late medieval ars poetriae
Texts by Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz in the context of the late medieval ars poetriae

Author(s): Bartosz Awianowicz
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz; medieval music theory; artes poetriae; fifteenth-century music;

Summary/Abstract: Since the mid 1970s, when Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz (1392–after 1452) was discovered by the Czech musicologist Jaromír Černý, a rich literature has been produced relating to his life and compositional work. The aim of the article is to take a closer look at the literary output and poetical skills of this son of Grudencz (Grudziądz) within the context of his education and of the Central European environment in which he was raised. Students and alumni of Central European universities in Cracow, Prague and Vienna were taught from ‘Poetria nova’ by Geoffrey of Vinsauf, ‘Laborintus’ by Eberhard the German and John of Garland’s ‘De arte prosayca, metrica et rithmica’. These ‘artes poetriae’ were specifically mediaeval textbooks, combining elements of grammar, poetics and rhetoric. The author analyses texts by the Grudziądz composer as examples of the practical application of the recommendations of authors of school poetica.

  • Issue Year: 62/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 41-54
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English