Bo Holten, Musica Ficta, Torsten Nielsen & Lauritz Jakob Thomsen - Lassus: St. Matthew Passion (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 350 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 54 | Time: 87:46 min
Orlandus Lassus was one of the greatest and most celebrated musicians of his day, and a teacher whose influence extended into the Baroque period and beyond. Although the St. Matthew Passion is almost always associated with J.S. Bachs towering masterpiece, earlier settings developed from plainchant into polyphony throughout the 16th century. Lassus composed four Passions of which this is the most elaborate.