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Louis Andriessen dead
« on: July 01, 2021, 04:31:57 AM »
This week Louis Andriessen (1939 - 2021) died.

He hadn't been well, due to dementia.

December 2020, his last orchestral piece, 'May', was premiered, his last beautiful gasp.

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Re: Louis Andriessen dead
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 04:47:55 AM »
That's too bad to hear.  RIP.

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Re: Louis Andriessen dead
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 04:48:39 AM »
Same week as Fred Rzewski. And by chance I managed to find this wonderful old recording, very well transferred by an amateur and available for no money at all here



https://wolf5th.blogspot.com/2018/03/169n-louis-andriessen-frederic-rzewski.html#more
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Re: Louis Andriessen dead
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 04:49:22 AM »
This week Louis Andriessen (1939 - 2021) died.

He hadn't been well, due to dementia.

December 2020, his last orchestral piece, 'May', was premiered, his last beautiful gasp.

Vale, Maestro

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Re: Louis Andriessen dead
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 05:54:19 AM »
Same week as Fred Rzewski. And by chance I managed to find this wonderful old recording, very well transferred by an amateur and available for no money at all here



https://wolf5th.blogspot.com/2018/03/169n-louis-andriessen-frederic-rzewski.html#more

RIP, sad news. My thoughts exactly (re. emphasis added passage). Thanks for posting the recording, will definitely listen (familiar with both pieces, once saw a memorable live Coming Together).

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Re: Louis Andriessen dead
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2021, 06:09:49 AM »
He died this morning (thursday).

I remember I used to see him occassionally near his home on the canal in Amsterdam.
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Re: Louis Andriessen dead
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2021, 07:26:01 AM »
I never saw him later than our time in Buffalo, but he and Charles were the highlights of my time languishing in Buffalo.
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Re: Louis Andriessen dead
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2021, 09:47:16 PM »
That's too bad to hear.  RIP.
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