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Louis Andriessen

(b. 1939)


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(b Utrecht, 1939).

Dutch composer, son of Hendrik Andriessen. Comps. incl. th. and film scores and reflect influences of Cage, Stockhausen, and Stravinsky. Has made special critical study of Stravinsky. Comps. incl. mus., th. pieces Matthew Passion (1976), Orpheus (1977), and George Sand (1980); Rosa, opera (1994); Trilogie van de laatste dag, soli, children's ch., large ens. (1996–7); Writing to Vermeer, opera (1997–9); La passione, sop., vn., ens. (2002); Inanna, opera (2003); Haags Hakkuh, 2 pfs. (2003); De Opening, 3 ens. (2005); Xenia, vn., v. (2005); Commedia, opera (2006–7); much orch. mus., choral works, chamber mus., and works involving amp. and elec.

Subjects: Music.


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