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Composer: Andriessen, Louis (b. 1939)

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Year of birth1939
NationalityNetherlands
PeriodContemporary
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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

HelsinkiMusica Nova Helsinki

Thorvaldsdóttir, Dessner, Andriessen, Schwartz J
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Peter Rundel; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque

Los AngelesEmanuel Ax Plays Mozart

Mozart, Andriessen, Beethoven
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Emanuel Ax; Nora Fischer

MelbourneMetropolis: Night One

Conyngham, Koehne, Moore, Andriessen
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Clark Rundell; Ralph van Raat; Claire Edwardes

MelbourneMetropolis: Night Two

Holdsworth, Vincent, Andriessen
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Clark Rundell; Lior Attar
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SoundState: A bright future for new music at the Southbank

Marin Alsop © Adriane White

 Marin Alsop lead the London Philharmonic in a thrilling showcase for contemporary composition at the Southbank Centre's SoundState festival. 

****1
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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.
***11
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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.
***11
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