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Composer: Andriessen, Louis (b. 1939)

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Year of birth1939
Period20th century
October 2018
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Matinee performance
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New York CityRalph van Raat

© Simon van Boxtel
Alkan, Andriessen, Debussy, Boulez
Ralph van Raat, Piano

BrugesMinimal versus maximal

Andriessen, Glass, de Mey, Handel, Rebel

LondonHere and Now, part of SoundState

Here and Now, part of SoundState
Gieshoff, Tüür, Grime, Andriessen, Hillborg
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Stewart McIlwham; Colin Currie

AmsterdamAndriessen, Agamemnon and Unsuk Chin

© David Adam Beloff
Debussy, Andriessen, Chin
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Martina Batic

AmsterdamOde to the Master

Ode to the Master
Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Andriessen
Hans van Manen; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest; Carel Kraayenhof; Hebe Mensinga
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DNB: Ode to the Master

Maia Makhateli and Daniel Camargo in 5 Tangos © Hans Gerritsen
As generations of dancers move on and off the stage, working hard for their very short lived moment in the spotlight, we can rest assured that there will be many classic Van Manen pieces in the repertoire for them to dance.
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Prom 44: Michael Gordon's genre-defying Big Space

Members of the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble perform Big Space © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Well known for their genre-busting and boundary-defying music, Bang on the Can delivered a splendid Late Night Prom.
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Pulsating new Andriessen at Holland Festival

Marcel Beekman (Pope Innozenzo XI) and Leigh Melrose (Athanasius Kircher) © Ruth Walz
Louis Andriessen’s new opera is a masterly expedition into the grand and grotesque mind of Athanasius Kircher, polymath and fantastist, but it is hampered by a clumsy libretto.
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Orchestra of the 21st century opens Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn

Apeldoorn Town Hall © orkest de ereprijs
The Young Composers Meeting Apeldoorn was opened by the 'Orchestra of the 21st century' under Ed Spanjaard, with fascinating pieces by Anna Meredith and Louis Andriessen.
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Minimalism with a bang: Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Cabaret Contemporain in Paris

Bang on a Can All-Stars  ©  Stephanie Berger
Bang on a Can All-Stars are by no means small fish in a big pond. Their work within the world of minimalist and contemporary music, as well as their collaboration with some of the biggest names in 20th-century music, has made of them today a name respected by any fan of John Cage, Steve Reich, Terry Riley or Brian Eno (to name but a few of the best).
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