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Louis Andriessen

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  • Born: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Andriessen received his education at the Utrecht Conservatory, studying composition with his father, Hendrik, and at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. He utilizes avant garde techniques, such as collage, as well as traditional methods in his composition. He collaborated with four other composers in creating the opera Reconstruction, which made its debut at the Holland Festival in 1970.

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Louis Andriessen: Modernist Maverick at 75

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

The revered Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, whose 75th birthday was celebrated this week with a weeklong festival in Washington, D.C., grew up in a bubble. His father and brother were composers, his mother was a pianist, and they played music more than they listened to it. "Our family didn't even have a good record player in the house," he remembers. "We all played in the house. We only listened to the radio when a piece… more »

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Louis Andriessen: Modernist Maverick at 75

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

The revered Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, whose 75th birthday was celebrated this week with a weeklong festival in Washington, D.C., grew up in a bubble. His father and brother were composers, his mother was a pianist, and they played music more than they listened to it. "Our family didn't even have a good record player in the house," he remembers. "We all played in the house. We only listened to the radio when a piece… more »