Louis Andriessen

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Louis Andriessen
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Louis Andriessen in 1983
Born6 June 1939 (1939-06-06)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died1 July 2021(2021-07-01) (aged 82)
Weesp, Netherlands
EducationRoyal Conservatory of The Hague
Occupation
  • Composer
  • Pianist
  • Academic teacher
Organization
Spouse(s)
Jeanette Yanikian
(m. 1996; died 2008)
Monica Germino (m. 2012)
Awards

Louis Andriessen (Dutch pronunciation: [luˈi ˈɑndrisə(n)]; 6 June 1939 – 1 July 2021) was a Dutch composer, pianist and academic teacher. His music was neoclassicism and serialism.

Andriessen taught at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague from 1974 to 2012, influencing notable composers. His opera La Commedia, based on Dante's Divine Comedy, won the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

In December 2020, Andriessen was diagnosed with dementia.[1][2][3] He died on 1 July 2021 in Weesp at age 82.[4][5][6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Maddocks, Fiona (12 December 2020). "The week in classical: Live from London Christmas; Louis Andriessen premiere – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  2. "Componist Louis Andriessen (82) overleden". nos.nl.
  3. Power, Steph. "Louis Andriessen: The Only One". ClassicalMusic.com. BBC. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  4. Huizenga, Tom (1 July 2021). "Louis Andriessen, Influential, Iconoclastic Dutch Composer, Dies At Age 82". WVTF. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  5. Fonseca-Wollheim, Corinna da (1 July 2021). "Louis Andriessen, Lionized Composer With Radical Roots, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  6. "Componist Louis Andriessen (82) overleden". nos.nl.
  7. "Rebel Louis Andriessen was grootste Nederlandse componist sinds eeuwen". NRC.