Louis Andriessen

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Discography of Louis Andriessen:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Mausoleum / De Snelheid 2 Audio 1986 Composers' Voice
2 De Staat 2 Audio 1977 Composers' Voice
3 Short Ride In A Fast Machine • The Chairman Dances • Harmonium / De Snelheid 8 Audio 2002 BBC Music Magazine
4 De Staat / Il Principe / Il Duce / Hoketus 4 Audio 1977 Composers' Voice
5 Reconstructie 27 Audio 1969 Steim
6 Nadir & Zenit 8 Audio 1992 BV Haast Records
7 De Staat 3 Audio 2008 NBELIVE
8 Mausoleum / Hoketus 2 Audio 1992 Composers' Voice
9 Melodie / Symfonie Voor Losse Snaren 2 Audio 1992 Attacca
10 Golven 14 Audio 1982 Attacca
11 Rosa The Death Of A Composer 14 Audio 2000 Nonesuch
12 De Materie 4 Audio 1996 Nonesuch
13 De Stijl / M Is For Man, Music, Mozart 9 Audio 1994 Elektra Nonesuch
14 Writing To Vermeer 6 Audio 2006 Nonesuch
15 Het Verhaal Van Letter From Cathy - Over Muziek En Vertelkunst 3 Audio 2008 Attacca
16 The Memory Of Roses 23 Audio 1993 VPRO Eigenwijs
17 Nocturnen / Ittrospezione III (Concept II) / Anachronie I / Contra Tempus / Anachronie II 5 Audio 1996 Composers' Voice
18 De Stijl / Trepidus / Dances 3 Audio 1993 Attacca
19 Writing To Vermeer 6 Audio 2006 Nonesuch
20 Zilver 4 Audio 1997 New Albion
21 Vom Himmel Zur Hölle / From Heaven To Hell 3 Audio 2010 WERGO
22 De Tijd 3 Audio 1993 Elektra Nonesuch
23 De Tijd / Time 3 Audio 2005 Attacca
24 Garden Of Eros 5 Audio 2009
25 Wind Band Compositions 4 Audio Composers' Voice
26 La Commedia 13 Audio 2014 Nonesuch

Dutch composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works, born June 6, 1939, Utrecht. Louis Andriessen was born into a predominant Dutch family of composers that included his father Hendrik (1892-1981), uncle Willem (1887-1964) and older brother Jurriaan (1925-1996). 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 now 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 has now done 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). His latest 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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