Inferno: Music of Orlande de Lassus – Cappella Amsterdam

July 13, 2020, 9:00 am

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Inferno consists of works by the composer Orlande (Roland) de Lassus (1532-1594), which he wrote in the last phase of his life. The twelve motets assembled on this album bespeak a profound melancholy and show not only his ability to make use of a wide range of stylistic devices, but also great subtlety in the art of rhetoric. In this live recording in the Waalse Kerk in Amsterdam, the choir of Cappella Amsterdam led by Daniel Reuss manages to achieve a transparency that makes all subtleties in these motets audible.