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date: 19 April 2019

Lassus, Orlande [Roland] de [ Orlando di Lasso] (b Mons, c.1532; d Munich, 14 June 1594). Franco-Flemish composer. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Denis ArnoldDenis Arnold, Tim CarterTim Carter

He was a choirboy at St Nicolas, Mons, and tradition has it that he was kidnapped three times for the beauty of his voice. At the age of 12 he was allowed by his parents to enter the service of ... ...

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