Lassus - Le nozze in Baviera | Naxos 8579063

Lassus - Le nozze in Baviera

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8579063

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 29th January 2021

Contents

About

The wedding in 1568 of Renate of Lorraine to Wilhelm V, heir to the throne of the Duke of Bavaria, was a sumptuous, 18-day spectacular designed to rival those of the Italian courts. Orlande de Lassus had been the court’s maestro di cappella since 1556. Using an eye-witness account of the event, Ensemble Origo presents a hypothetical reconstruction of some of his musical contributions – a Te Deum, the moresca (a genre related to the villanella), and an improvised comedy – thereby shedding light on some of the various meanings that the music had for its 16th-century listeners.

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