Lassus at Easter
Catherine Bott presents a selection of music for Easter by one of the most revered composers of the 16th century, Orlando de Lassus.
A selection of music for Easter by one of the most revered composers of the sixteenth century, Orlando de Lassus.
The music of Lassus is not as well known today perhaps, as that of his Italian contemporary Palestrina, but in the sixteenth century, Lassus was thought the greater master. Catherine Bott looks back on the life and music of this remarkable Belgian with particular reference to some of his highly charged and affecting music for Easter.