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Andriessen, Louis

General: Louis Andriessen was born in Utrecht on June 6, 1939. Education: After an early training in composition with his father, composer Hendrik Andriessen, he continued his studies with Kees van ...

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Image de Moreau : for piano / Louis Andriessen

Publisher's number: 12768
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: piano
Instruments: pno
Remarks: A representative overview of more than 40 years of composing
Number of players: 1
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
The graphic design of Image de Moreau by Louis Andriessen
The basic assumption was for me to design something different to the traditional piano book, something special, retaining its original functionality at the same time.
The front of the box, which holds nine piano booklets, represents the Gustave Moreau painting Dalila, this picture being Louis Andriessen’s personal choice.
So as to emphasize graphically the connection between the image and the nine works by Andriessen, I have divided the painting into nine parts, one for each cover. Enlargements of these cuts will stress the details and the figurative symbols in addition to the abstract colour spaces. The composition, the painter’s touch, colour, rhythm and texture of the autonomous image are, so to speak, an interpretation analogous to the piece of music.
In an indirect manner, Image de Moreau refers by its choice of cover to the Andriessen work Souvenirs d’enfance, which was also published in a box in 1969.
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