Louis Andriessen

Born: b. 1939
Nationality: Netherlands
Studied composition with his father from 1953-1957, and with Kees van Baaren at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag from 1957-1962, where he graduated with a first prize.  Also studied composition privately with Luciano Berio in Milan and Berlin from 1962-1964 and assisted him with the scoring of Passaggio
Best Known For: stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works
Notable Compositions:
Hoketus for 2 groups of five instruments, De Stiil (1985) for 4 women's voices, female speaker and large ensemble, and Writing to Vemeer  (1997-1998) Opera in six scenes, in collaboration with Peter Greenaway
Curious Facts: Son of composer and organist Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981), nephew of the composer and pianist Willem Andriessen (1887-1964), and brother of composer Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996)
Notable Recordings:
De Tijd on Nonesuch, 1993
REPERTOIRE : City of Dis or: The Ship of Fools
Haydn and Andriessen 11/18/2007
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