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Huelgas Ensemble: Lassus

Solo e pensoso
S'una fede amorosa
Di pensier in pensier
Tutto'l di piango
Cantai, hor piango
Che fai, alma?
La ver' l'aurora
Mia benigna fortuna
Io son si stanco sotto
I'vo piangendo

It was in seeking to set to music the emotions they found in literary texts and poems - imitar le parole - that the madrigalists of the early sixteenth century rediscovered the poetry of Francesco Petrarca. The rich imagery of his language provided the springboard for Orlande de Lassus, in particular, to show his mastery over a period of nearly forty years as one of the greatest composers of madrigals.

Item code: 8823C | 1 CD | $19.95 |add item to cart
Early Music | The Netherlands

Composer: Orlando Lassus

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