Cappella Amsterdam

Magistrale Melancholie

Cappella Amsterdam Magistrale Melancholie

Music of Orlandus Lassus, possibly the greatest composer in the history of the Low Countries, once more graces the music stands of Cappella Amsterdam.

'In this selection of mature motets you can hear the master at his best'


In his later motets death and transience feature prominently. That is not surprising: in his letters Lassus regularly describes his unstable state, which did not improve with age. In 1574 he wrote: ‘I have never in my entire life felt so melancholy as I do now, and lonely.’ In this selection of mature motets you can hear the master at his best: by turns melancholy, then exalted, sometimes bursting with desire, but always unsettlingly beautiful.

Tue 21 Apr 2020
Theater aan het Vrijthof:
Papyruszaal
20:00
Price € 25
Classical - Old music
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program

Orlandus Lassus 
Omnia tempus habent 
Audi tellus
Ad Dominum cum tribularer clamavi 
Media vita in morte sumus 
Circumdederunt me 
Recordare Jesu pie
Deficiat in dolore vita mea 
Vidi calumnias 
O mors quam amara es 
Cum essem parvulus 
Vide Homo
 



conductor 
Daniell Reuss

Photo credits
Annelies van der Vegt