Started by snyprrr, November 25, 2014, 06:52:39 AM
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Quote from: karlhenning on November 25, 2014, 06:57:58 AMListen up![asin]B001W8WTTE[/asin]
Quote from: snyprrr on November 25, 2014, 06:52:39 AMHere's another name in "Great Holiday Music", Orlando di Lasso (1532-1597). All I have by him is Heulgas Ensemble disc of some awfully fine, sad sounding music that every should have... everyone? Maybe...
Quote from: Mandryka on November 26, 2014, 09:24:07 PMYes, I started a thread on him and there were some suggestions which weren't bad (and some which were not so good.) Search it out. I remember really enjoying the Lagrime de San Pietro and the Penitential Psalms.
QuoteMunich: A statue of 16th-century composer Orlando di Lasso in this city's center draws fans from around the globe. Music lovers come to light candles and leave pictures and other bits of memorabilia.Di Lasso, a Flemish musician who spent much of his time in this city, was a giant in his day. "He was amazingly famous," says Franz Körndle, a musicology professor at University of Augsburg and a di Lasso expert. "There's not been anything like him in music history since."The fans swarming to his bronze likeness aren't devotees. Many have no idea who he was, and don't even notice he's there.They're Michael Jackson aficionados. They flock to the site because it is in front of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof—a venue where the musician often stayed."This is the place where the spirit is, the magic," says Nena Akhtar, head of fan group MJ's Legacy, which in 2009 appropriated the pedestal of di Lasso's statue as an impromptu Michael Jackson shrine to mourn his sudden death. "This place is so Michael-y."That Michael vibe is also a discordant reminder of fame's vagaries. Di Lasso, who died in 1594, was also adored and feted in his day. Like Mr. Jackson, di Lasso traveled widely to perform. His compositions were printed and distributed across Europe in an era when printing was expensive and strictly local. His works were admired in centers of power and money. Four centuries later, di Lasso was largely forgotten...
QuoteOne measure of [Lasso's] obscurity: Sherlock Holmes, in a short story from 1908, is penning a monograph on di Lasso's "Polyphonic Motets." Dr. Watson notes it "is said by experts to be the last word upon the subject."
Quote from: karlhenning on May 17, 2016, 05:29:03 AMDr Watson's admiration for Mr Holmes is understandable, but "the last word" is surely premature
Quote from: North Star on May 17, 2016, 05:30:46 AMYou mustn't blame Dr Watson for that, though - he's only telling us what experts have said on the matter. 0:)
Quote from: α | ì Æ ñ on July 30, 2017, 09:01:36 PMLassus is my favorite composer,
Quote from: α | ì Æ ñ on August 14, 2017, 03:06:00 AMI'm almost in tears listening to Penitential Psalm no 5 tonight, it's euphoric (like all Lassus) and sure can crush my heart into little pieces. There is just something so special about Lassus, I haven't worked it out yet but there is something there
Quote from: snyprrr on August 14, 2017, 09:22:50 AMNo.5 itself is 40 minutes long? I'm only 12 minutes in, and,... mm?,... I've gotta go do yard work...I like the St. Peter piece much better, but then, I do somewhat need instruments with most of my singing. This particular piece is not my cup of tea... it seems extraordinarily "white" and heavenly, I'll give ya that!!
Quote from: The new erato on August 14, 2017, 05:21:28 AMThat is perhaps the single greatest piece of Renaissance music I know (notwithstanding my unlimited admiration for Josquin and Ockeghem), and I have known it since I bought Pro Cantione Antiqua's version under Bruno Turners direction on an Archiv LP ca 1975. Required listening.
Quote from: α | ì Æ ñ on August 15, 2017, 01:51:30 AMDefinitely my favorite composer, that I am sure of
Quote from: α | ì Æ ñ on August 15, 2017, 01:51:02 AMPutting on Lassus is like:1 Ooh, nice ethereal suspended note!2 This polyphony is quite good!3 This is quite massive!4 I love the chromaticism!5 I just forgot I was listening to music 6 These clouds of notes are beyond words 7 Is that a tear? 8 I'm crying, I'm in euphoria 9 Time to get a change of career's, how about financing? becoming a monk?10 I'm hungry, time to have a short rest11 Ooh, nice ethereal suspended note!
Quote from: α | ì Æ ñ on September 22, 2017, 12:51:53 AMWell Que, as there are still plenty Lassus CDs I don't have yet........name something you haven't seen me listening to yet? and I'll do it
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