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The Hendrik Andriessen
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:30:52 PM »
I'm sorry, I can't find the Thread, so, here we go. I was just browsing, and took a look and his Discography, and behold!, Etcetera have released a 2cd set of all 4 Symphonies plus the other 3-4 famous pieces that are on ALL the other cds, making them all effectively relegated to history. Add the Concertos disc (NM?), the famous vocal/chamber piece, the disc of Chamber Music including the Piano Trio, and maybe an odd piece here or there (I'm always suggestion his incredible piece on the Dorian flute/harp disc "The Glory of the Seine") and it seems like we have the best picture of this Neo-Classicist that we're going to get.

I met him through that just incredible flute/harp piece, and sought in van for something of its searing melodicism. I believe I had the Concertos disc and the 4th Symphony, but I just seemed to enjoy the likes of Malipiero better. However, maybe I'm feeling nostalgic, but Hendrik Andriessen's plaintive Neo-Classicism may just be something MI would enjoy? I'm sure we have a few fans already.

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 01:50:24 PM »
, and sought in van
You have a van?

The Etcetera set is excellenet BTW, but in variable, though never less than workable, sound.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 10:57:23 AM »
You have a van?

The Etcetera set is excellenet BTW, but in variable, though never less than workable, sound.

I think I liked Symphony No.3 the best but isn't it kind of a baroque model? What are your fav HA pieces? Have you heard that awesome flute/harp piece?

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 01:12:32 PM »
I cannot recall in detail, though I have ordered vol 1 in the cpo series.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 05:52:33 PM »
I cannot recall in detail, though I have ordered vol 1 in the cpo series.

But that only has one different piece than the Etc.,... waaah, but I'm sure the sound & performance will be exceptional. However, are we not getting a glut of HA's two famous variations?

There's also a harp concerto and an organ concerto, especially, that would be nice to hear (maybe YT?).

Actually, cpo needs to step up their game- their Badings Cycle stalled before it began, so, I'm wondering how this will go. Sallinen was treated nicely though.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 10:07:27 PM »

Actually, cpo needs to step up their game- their Badings Cycle stalled before it began, so, I'm wondering how this will go. Sallinen was treated nicely though.
I completely agree on all counts.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 01:11:29 AM »


I'm not so sure if this CD is readily available.
Badings harpconcerto is a powerful work.
Andriessen's organconcerto has Wagnerian weight.

The other works are interesting aswell. orthel's Scherzo is quite dark.
A good CD.

Peter

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 07:09:44 AM »


I'm not so sure if this CD is readily available.
Badings harpconcerto is a powerful work.
Andriessen's organconcerto has Wagnerian weight.

The other works are interesting aswell. orthel's Scherzo is quite dark.
A good CD.

Peter

oy, yes, that's the one, and I do believe it's highly $$$- thanks for the description! Badings also has some flute/harp piece that is - not as awesome as the Andriessen- but still solidly mid-century cool.


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Re: The Hendrik Andriessen
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2019, 01:34:58 PM »
Recently discovered a work right up my alley, Andriessen’s Ricercare for orchestra:

https://youtu.be/ZwbZz7NSTMA

What a magnificent work! Beginning with a weighty opening, it develops very engagingly with imaginative orchestration. Stylistically it is rather reminiscent of the “beefy”
neoclassicism of Martinu and Frank Martin but with an added neo-romantic bent. Andriessen certainly seems like a composer worth exploring further. I recall enjoying his 4th Symphony quite a bit.
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Re: The Hendrik Andriessen
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019, 03:28:58 PM »
Recently discovered a work right up my alley, Andriessen’s Ricercare for orchestra:

https://youtu.be/ZwbZz7NSTMA

What a magnificent work! Beginning with a weighty opening, it develops very engagingly with imaginative orchestration. Stylistically it is rather reminiscent of the “beefy”
neoclassicism of Martinu and Frank Martin but with an added neo-romantic bent. Andriessen certainly seems like a composer worth exploring further. I recall enjoying his 4th Symphony quite a bit.

Oh yeah, that's a lovely work.  Glad you "discovered" it finally. 

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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2019, 10:45:38 PM »
Oh yeah, that's a lovely work.  Glad you "discovered" it finally.
+1 I enjoyed it as well. Thanks for posting. Through the generosity of Christo I have also discovered his excellent symphonies on CPO.
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