composer

Andriessen, Louis

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 Baaren ...

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Lacrimosa : Version for two alto saxophones / Louis Andriessen (arr. Gianpaolo Antongirolami)

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Instruments: 2sax-a

Tema con variazioni : per clavicembalo, (1972) / Johan Weegenhuise

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Harpsichord
Instruments: cemb

Muziek : voor clavichord of clavicimbaal, 1960 / Ary Verhaar

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Harpsichord; Harpsichord
Instruments: clav/cemb

Folly : for harpsichord / Guus Janssen

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Harpsichord
Instruments: cemb

 

composition

Overture to Orpheus : for harpsichord, 1982 / Louis Andriessen

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, [1994]
Publisher's number: 02459
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Harpsichord
Instruments: cemb
Remarks: In opdracht van de Johan Wagenaarstichting. - Opgedragen aan Annelie de Man. - Cop. 1982. - Tijdsduur: ca. 12'
Duration: 12'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 1982
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): A harpsichord has little to do with a piano, but rather with plucked instruments such as harp, guitar, lute. Orpheus' prelude-playing came to my mind when writing the composition. A reference to dramatic development in this piece makes it an overture for an imaginary opera in which Orpheus plays the leading part. The fringe between canon and unisono techniques - just as in my other works from recent years - is the musical subject of the composition. - LOUIS ANDRIESSEN

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