Johannes de Cleve: Missa Rex Babylonis
We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest record with Hyperion Records. We return to our Hapsburg repertoire home with another neglected gem of a composer, Johannes de Cleve. A friend of Jacobus Vaet (court composer to Maximilian II), de Cleve spent most of his adult life in the service of Karl II in Graz as Kapellmeister. We present one of his mass settings, based on a dramatic motet by Vaet, together with a selection of motets, and his only surviving work in German. His works reveal a unique and fluid style often peppered with spells of unexpected chromaticism. For more details please visit the link below. Enjoy!