O tempo, o ciel ! Roland de Lassus

Philippe Herreweghe, © Photo: Michiel Hendryckx

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The soloists of the Collegium Vocale Gent and the Hathor Consort perform, under the musical direction of Philippe Herreweghe, a selection of madrigals by 16th century composer Roland de Lassus.

During his lifetime, De Lassus was celebrated as the 'Prince of musicians' and was a favorite of several princely courts. During his stay in Italy in the 1580s, he composed a series of madrigals featured on the program of this concert, expressing a touching melancholy and showing the deep maturity of his work.

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