Lassus was an extraordinarily well-travelled composer.
He was born in Mons in Belgium, and subsequently visited Fontainebleu, Mantua, Milan, Naples, Florence, Rome, possibly England, Antwerp, before settling for the last 30 years of his life in Munich.
Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly discuss the extent of Lassus' travels, and his remarkable skill with language, something Lassus exploited in his career.
Motet Vinum Bonum
Missa ad Imitationem Vinum Bonum - excerpt - (Kyrie and Gloria)
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts
Jeffrey Skidmore (director)
Missa Susanne un jour
Jeremy Summerly (conductor)
Toutes les nuicts que sans vous...
Delphine Collot (soprano)
Phillippe Pierlot (director).