The Music of Louis Andriessen

The Music of Louis Andriessen

by Maja Trochimczyk
     
 

This book presents the musician in dialog with a Polish-Canadian musicologist and three of his Dutch friends and collaborators, Reinbert de Leeuw, Elmer Schönberger and Frits van der Waa. Topics include his artistic evolution, his relationship to minimalism, his prevalent interest in mysticism and meaning, the use of quotation and writing for the stage and an

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This book presents the musician in dialog with a Polish-Canadian musicologist and three of his Dutch friends and collaborators, Reinbert de Leeuw, Elmer Schönberger and Frits van der Waa. Topics include his artistic evolution, his relationship to minimalism, his prevalent interest in mysticism and meaning, the use of quotation and writing for the stage and an introduction to his musical language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815337898
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction to Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture
Preface
ILearning2
1Dialog 1: Learning3
2Louis Andriessen and His Habitat31
IIComposing45
3The Man and His Music: A Portrait47
4Dialog 2: Fragments on Composing69
5Unisons and the Republic: Andriessen's Minimalism91
6On Conceiving Time: Conversations with Elmer Schonberger111
7Lectures for Young Composers131
IIIIdeas161
8Dialog 3: Interests and Ideas163
9Hadewijch: A Mystic in the Cathedral191
10Working with Louis: A Conversation with Reinbert de Leeuw209
IVArt219
11Dialog 4: Vermeer and Painting221
12Writing to Vermeer: A View of a "Filmic" Opera259
13Andriessen and the Art of Composing277
Chronological List of Works by Louis Andriessen297
Select Bibliography307
Discography313
Index317

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