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Title
Lagrime di San Pietro
Composer
Orlandus Lassus 1532-1594
Conductor
Paul Van Nevel 1946-
Performer
Huelgas Ensemble  (koor)
Publisher
Sony Classical, 1993
1 cd
Playing time
1:02:38
EAN
5099705337325
CDR
DBX2811

About Orlandus Lassus

Orlande de Lassus (also Roland de Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Orlandus Lassus, Orlande de Lattre or Roland de Lattre; 1532, possibly 1530 – 14 June 1594) was a composer of the late Renaissance, chief representative of the mature polyphonic style of the Franco-Flemish school, and considered to be one of the three most famous and influential musicians in Europe at the end of the 16th century (the other two being Palestrina and Victoria).

Life

Orlande de Lassus was born in Mons in the County of Hainaut, Habsburg Netherlands (modern-day Belgium). Information about his early years is scanty, although some uncorroborated stories have survived, the most famous of which is that he was kidnapped three times because of the singular beauty of his singing voice. At the age of twelve, he left the Low Countries with Ferrante Gonzaga and went to Mantua, Sicily, and later Milan (from 1…Read more on Wikipedia

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