Music of Louis Andriessen

Edited by Maja Trochimczyk

© 2002 – Routledge

344 pages

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Hardback: 9780815337898
pub: 2002-05-09
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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"Trochimzyck's efforts show a keen sense of the richness that Andriessen's music offers to scholars and critics in its integrity, complexity, depth and paradox. Her book succeeds in raising important themes and, at the same time, presents challenges to its readers. One of the greatest involves the question of its genre, and, by extension, its intended use." -- Iotes

"Louis Andriessen has reached the level of seniority in European contemporary music at which a written study of his achievement ought to be available…Maja Trochimczyk's volume is the first to appear in English. From that point of view alone it's an invaluable source of documentation." -- Music Magazine, January 1, 2003

About the Editor

Maja Trochimczyk teaches at the University of Southern California.

About the Series

Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
MUS007000
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Composition