Louis Andriessen

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Dutch composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works
Born: 6th June 1939 Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: 1st July 2021 in Weesp, Netherlands
Born into a predominant Dutch family of composers that included his father Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981), uncle Willem Andriessen (1887-1964), elder brother Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996) and sister Caecilia Andriessen. Husband of violinist Monica Germino. In 1953, he studied composition with his father and from 1957-62, he had studies with Kees van Baaren at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. Upon completing his studies in Den Haag, he won the conservatory's prize for composition, and proceeded to Milan and later to Berlin to study with Luciano Berio from 1962-64. Louis Andriessen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Selected Work at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (1977) and the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize twice (1977, 1992). He has founded two new music ensembles in 1972, the wind ensemble Orkest de Volharding (which still performs today), and in 1976, the amplified ensemble Hoketus (which disbanded in 1987). His book (written with Elmer Schönberger) is Het Apollinisch Uurwerk (The Apollonian Clockwork, translated by Jeff Hamburg), a study of Igor Stravinsky (1982). In 1974, he began teaching instrumentation at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag (where he was appointed as a composition teacher in 1978); in 1987, he lectured at Yale University. Louis Andriessen is esteemed not only for his compositions, which number beyond 130, but also for his teaching (his pupils include Steve Martland and quite literally all major Dutch composers since himself). His works are regularly performed across the globe by some of the world's best ensembles and soloists. He did three very successful collaborations with the British filmmaker Peter Greenaway (M is for Man, Music, Mozart, 1991, Rosa, 1993-94 and Writing to Vermeer, 1997-99) and one with the American filmmaker Hal Hartley (The New Math[s], 2000). One of his last large-scale work, La Passione, written for Oliver Knussen and the London Sinfonietta, was premiered in October 2002, during a two-week celebration of his oeuvre at the South Bank Centre in London.
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DAVS 6504 Louis Andriessen - Nocturnen / Canti E Giuochi / Scherzo II album art Louis Andriessen / Marius Flothuis / Léon Orthel Louis Andriessen / Marius Flothuis / Léon Orthel - Nocturnen / Canti E Giuochi / Scherzo II(10") Donemus DAVS 6504 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
113 612/614 Louis Andriessen - Reconstructie album art Louis Andriessen / Hugo Claus / Reinbert de Leeuw / Misha Mengelberg / Harry Mulisch / Peter Schat / Jan van Vlijmen Louis Andriessen / Hugo Claus / Reinbert de Leeuw / Misha Mengelberg / Harry Mulisch / Peter Schat / Jan van Vlijmen - Reconstructie(3xLP + Box) Steim 113 612/614 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
87 299 IT Louis Andriessen - The Family (Original Soundtrack) album art Louis Andriessen, Orkest o.l.v. Ruud Bos Louis Andriessen, Orkest o.l.v. Ruud Bos - The Family (Original Soundtrack) Ariola 87 299 IT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
CV 7702 Louis Andriessen - De Staat / Il Principe / Il Duce / Hoketus album art Louis Andriessen De Staat / Il Principe / Il Duce / Hoketus(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Composers' Voice CV 7702 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
CV 7702-c Louis Andriessen - De Staat album art Louis Andriessen De Staat (Album) Composers' Voice, Composers' Voice CV 7702-c Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
CV 8201, 8201 Louis Andriessen - De Tijd album art Louis Andriessen De Tijd (Album) Composers' Voice, Composers' Voice CV 8201, 8201 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
Babel 8206-1 Louis Andriessen - Golven album art Louis Andriessen Golven(LP) Attacca Babel 8206-1 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
babel 8418-3 Louis Andriessen - Doctor Nero album art Louis Andriessen En Lodewijk De Boer Louis Andriessen En Lodewijk De Boer - Doctor Nero(LP, Album) Attacca babel 8418-3 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
CV 8402 Louis Andriessen - Wind Band Compositions album art Louis Andriessen, Kees van Baaren, Geert van Keulen, Willem Breuker Louis Andriessen, Kees van Baaren, Geert van Keulen, Willem Breuker - Wind Band Compositions(LP) Composers' Voice CV 8402 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
CV 8601 Louis Andriessen - Mausoleum / De Snelheid album art Louis Andriessen Mausoleum / De Snelheid(LP, Album) Composers' Voice CV 8601 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
7559-79251-2 Louis Andriessen - De Staat album art Louis Andriessen De Staat (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79251-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Babel 8633-2 Louis Andriessen - Melodie / Symfonie Voor Losse Snaren album art Louis Andriessen Melodie / Symfonie Voor Losse Snaren (Album) Attacca Babel 8633-2 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
CV 20 Louis Andriessen - Mausoleum / Hoketus album art Louis Andriessen Mausoleum / Hoketus(CD, Album) Composers' Voice CV 20 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
CD 9303 Louis Andriessen - Nadir & Zenit album art Greetje Bijma, Louis Andriessen, Sybren Polet Greetje Bijma, Louis Andriessen, Sybren Polet - Nadir & Zenit(CD, Album) BV Haast Records CD 9303 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
9 79291 2 Louis Andriessen - De Tijd album art Louis Andriessen De Tijd (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 9 79291 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
Babel 9375 Louis Andriessen - De Stijl / Trepidus / Dances album art Louis Andriessen De Stijl / Trepidus / Dances(CD) Attacca Babel 9375 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
EW 9304 Louis Andriessen - The Memory Of Roses album art Louis Andriessen The Memory Of Roses(CD) VPRO Eigenwijs EW 9304 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
9 79342-2 Louis Andriessen - De Stijl / M Is For Man, Music, Mozart album art Louis Andriessen De Stijl / M Is For Man, Music, Mozart (Album) Elektra Nonesuch 9 79342-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7559-79367-2 Louis Andriessen - De Materie album art Louis Andriessen De Materie (Album) Nonesuch 7559-79367-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CV54 Louis Andriessen - Nocturnen / Ittrospezione III (Concept II) / Anachronie I / Contra Tempus / Anachronie II album art Louis Andriessen Nocturnen / Ittrospezione III (Concept II) / Anachronie I / Contra Tempus / Anachronie II(CD, Album) Composers' Voice CV54 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
NA 094 CD Louis Andriessen - Zilver album art Louis Andriessen, The California E.A.R. Unit Louis Andriessen, The California E.A.R. Unit - Zilver(CD, Album) New Albion NA 094 CD US 1997 Sell This Version
CV 79 Louis Andriessen - Trilogie van de Laaste Dag album art Louis Andriessen Trilogie van de Laaste Dag(CD, Album) Donemus, Composers' Voice CV 79 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
7559-79559-2 Louis Andriessen - Rosa The Death Of A Composer album art Louis Andriessen - Peter Greenaway Louis Andriessen - Peter Greenaway - Rosa The Death Of A Composer(2xCD, Album) Nonesuch 7559-79559-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
BBC MM222 Louis Andriessen - Short Ride In A Fast Machine • The Chairman Dances • Harmonium / De Snelheid album art John Adams / Louis Andriessen John Adams / Louis Andriessen - Short Ride In A Fast Machine • The Chairman Dances • Harmonium / De Snelheid(CD, Enh) BBC Music BBC MM222 UK 2002 Sell This Version
2005.98.99 Louis Andriessen - All The Pianoworks album art Louis Andriessen, Ralph van Raat Louis Andriessen, Ralph van Raat - All The Pianoworks(2xCD, Album) Attacca 2005.98.99 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version