ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

12/06/2018 — 20:00
Orlandus Lassus [1532–1594]

Madrigals from:
Madrigali novamente composti a 5 voci [Nürnberg 1585]
Madrigali a 4-5-6 voci, novamente composti [Nürnberg 1587]

Sololists of
Collegium Vocale Gent
Hathor Consort
Philippe Herreweghe

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O tempo, o ciel!

Orlandus Lassus came to Italy as a choirboy, so it was only natural that he became interested in the madrigal. Petrarch’s Canzonière is a constant source of inspiration in his eight madrigal books, with other poets such as Pietro Bembo and Gabriele Fiamm appearing in the later books. A sense of the impermanence of life pervades the madrigali spirituali, yet with these expressive late works Lassus also joined the young generation of madrigalists such as Marenzio and Monteverdi.