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« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2011, 05:23:20 AM »
Alright I must celebrate his b-day, my choices from streaming are:






So what should it be? :)

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« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2011, 05:26:54 AM »
De staat, definitely!

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« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2011, 05:28:17 AM »
De Staat it is! :)

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« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2011, 05:29:51 AM »
Yes, I agree - of those, De Staat:D

(Though you couldn't go wrong with any of the others.)

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« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2011, 05:32:40 AM »
Coincidentally, I went a YouTubin' for Andriessen yesterday (before this Thread!). Five minutes later I was done. :(

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« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2011, 05:34:34 AM »
Yes, I agree - of those, De Staat:D

(Though you couldn't go wrong with any of the others.)

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I thought Karl would say ALL OF THEM! :D  But both of you seem to have a favorite amongst these works, so there you go this afternoon I will listen to De Staat. :)

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« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2011, 05:41:23 AM »
De Staat is (perhaps) the work that really put him on the map. Second choice would be Writing to Vermeer, but you might not be in the mood for a complete opera!

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« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2011, 05:45:13 AM »
De Staat is (perhaps) the work that really put him on the map. Second choice would be Writing to Vermeer, but you might not be in the mood for a complete opera!

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I don't know that, a pivotal work that should be cool! :)

This is the only album I've heard before:



The last work, Worker's Union, is the best imo. :)

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« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2011, 05:53:34 AM »
And I've not yet heard Zilver. I've been lucky to hear Workers Union live about 4 or 5 times in the last few years, including a great performance earlier this year, staged in the Park Avenue Armory, with about 35 musicians from Bang on a Can, eighth blackbird and others. And lo and behold, just looked on YouTube and someone uploaded part of the performance - appears to be the last 9 minutes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSsoqWfHW0M

Here is a bit about De Staat from Boosey & Hawkes. The piece was inspired by Plato's Republic.

http://www.boosey.com/cr/music/Louis-Andriessen-De-Staat/1425

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« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2011, 09:19:28 AM »
I see Nonesuch is a big fan of pulling the plug on Andriessen recordings.
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« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2011, 10:06:15 AM »
They just keep on pumping out John Adams recordings, though. They should really be spending more time on releasing new Andriessen disks! His wonderful film-opera La Commedia could use a release. Supposedly a DVD of the premiere was in the works, but I haven't heard anything about that for quite some time. I dare say that it is almost at the level of De Materie. I certainly like it more than Writing to Vermeer and about as much as Rosa.
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« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2011, 10:31:33 AM »
They just keep on pumping out John Adams recordings, though.

Oh, don't get me started! ; )

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« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2011, 10:34:46 AM »
They just keep on pumping out John Adams recordings, though. They should really be spending more time on releasing new Andriessen disks! His wonderful film-opera La Commedia could use a release. Supposedly a DVD of the premiere was in the works, but I haven't heard anything about that for quite some time. I dare say that it is almost at the level of De Materie. I certainly like it more than Writing to Vermeer and about as much as Rosa.

I like John Adams, so I don't mind them pumping them out, but what I don't like is them deleting recordings from their catalog that many people have not even had a chance to buy. Like me with Andriessen. All the recordings I want of his music are out-of-print. Ridiculous!
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« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2011, 10:55:55 AM »
I like John Adams too (nowhere near as much as Andriessen, though). I'm more angry about the fact that they don't pump out much Andriessen these days anymore. Which out of print disks are you looking for? I was able to buy most of mine when they were still in print, luckily, but I think you can find them on eBay, depending on what you are looking for.
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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2011, 11:07:38 AM »
I like John Adams too (nowhere near as much as Andriessen, though). I'm more angry about the fact that they don't pump out much Andriessen these days anymore. Which out of print disks are you looking for? I was able to buy most of mine when they were still in print, luckily, but I think you can find them on eBay, depending on what you are looking for.

Which Nonesuch discs am I looking for of Andriessen's music? All of them. :)
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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2011, 02:02:25 PM »
Have you tried Amazon Marketplace? I purchased some of my Andriessen disks through that. There are some sellers on there that have quite a treasure trove of out of print goodies.
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« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2011, 02:22:34 PM »
Have you tried Amazon Marketplace? I purchased some of my Andriessen disks through that. There are some sellers on there that have quite a treasure trove of out of print goodies.

Yes and the Amazon Marketplace is where I do all of my business, but the problem is the two recordings I really want, which are these two are both out-of-print and way too expensive:


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« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2011, 02:31:16 PM »
Wait and watch, MI. I was in much the same spot earlier;  when I first looked around for these, there were only horribly overpriced items available. I waited, and in time affordable copies emerged. De tijd I managed to find for $7.25, De staat for $12.

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« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2011, 02:36:47 PM »
Wait and watch, MI. I was in much the same spot earlier;  when I first looked around for these, there were only horribly overpriced items available. I waited, and in time affordable copies emerged. De tijd I managed to find for $7.25, De staat for $12.

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« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2011, 04:59:20 PM »
Yes, time is the key to this search.

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