Lived1939-present
Mostly in Amsterdam
Best known for  Rosa, Writing to Vermeer, La Commedia, De Materie
Similar toStravinsky, Berio, Maxwell Davies


To claim Louis Andriessen as the most recognisable face of Dutch modern composition would be an understatement: Andriessen’s music is the defining sound of new music in Holland as surely as Ralph Vaughan Williams has become synonymous with the sound of English landscape.

That is not an analogy of which Andriessen would likely approve. Although he is a composer who indeed...

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