Orlando di Lasso: Prince of Music
May 19, 2012
Join Convivium as we conclude our year-long survey of the vocal polyphony of Orlandus Lassus (1532-94) with motets, madrigals and mass movements from his career in the service of the Bavarian court. Letters from the period, familiar and often humorous exchanges between the composer and his royal patrons, suggest why Lassus chose to remain, despite offers for more lucrative posts. Meanwhile, from Munich, through his prolific and astoundingly fine work, Lassus established himself as Europe’s leading composer.