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Andriessen, Jurriaan

Andriessen, Jurriaan

Andriessen, Jurriaan, Dutch composer, son of Hendrik (Franciscus) Andriessen, brother of Louis (Joseph) Andriessen, and nephew of Willem (Chris-tiaan Nicolaas) Andriessen; b. Haarlem, Nov. 15, 1925; d. The Hague, Aug. 23, 1996. After training in theory from his father, he studied conducting with Otterloo at the Utrecht Cons, (graduated, 1947). Following studies in Paris, he was a composition student of Copland at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood (summers, 1949-50). His television opera Kalchas (Dutch TV, June 28, 1959) was the first such score to be produced in the Netherlands.

Works

DRAMATIC: Kalchas, television opera (Dutch TV, June 28, 1959); Het Zwarte Blondje (The Black Blonde), opera buffa (1964); incidental music to many plays. ORCH.: Piano Concertino (1943); Symphonietta concertante for 4 Trumpets and Orch. (1947); Piano Concerto (1948); 5 syms.: No. 1, Berkshire Symphonies (1949; perf. as the ballet Jones Beach, N.Y., March 12, 1950), No. 2 for Wind Orch. (1962), No. 3, Symphonyen fan Fryslàn (1963), No. 4, Aves (The Birds), for Chorus and Orch. (1963), and No. 5, Time Spirit, for Clarinet, Pop Group, 6 Dancers, and Orch. (1970); Flute Concerto (1951); Cymbeline, overture (1954); Inno della Tecnica (1957); Ritratto di una citta (Ouverture Den Haag) (1957); Thai, symphonic rhapsody on jazz tunes by King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (1960); Concerto Rotterdam for Jazz Combo and Orch. (1966); Contra-bande for Sousaphone and Orch. (1967); Omaggio a Sweelinck for Harpsichord and 24 Strings (1968); Trelleborg Concerto for Harpsichord and 3 Orch. Groups (1969); Antifona dell’Aja (1969); Pasticcio-Finale for Orch., Dixieland Band, and Tape (1974); Monomania e policromia (1984); Serenade for Chamber Orch. (1988); Violin Concerto (1991–92); Antifoon for Organ and Wind Band (1992); Het rozenprieel for Strings (1996); La Napoule for Amateur Orch. (1996). CHAMBER: Hommage à Milhaud for 11 Instruments (1945; also for Flute and String Quartet, 1948); Violin Sonata (1946); Octet Divertissement for Winds (1948); Rouw past Electra (Mourning Becomes Electra), suite for 11 Winds and Percussion (1954); 5 trios: 1 for Flute, Oboe, and Piano (1955), 2 for Flute, Viola, and Piano (1955), 3 for 3 Recorders (1957), 4 for Flute, Oboe, and Bassoon (1957), and 5, Sonata da camera, for Flute, Viola, and Guitar (1959); L’incontro di Cesare e Cleopatra, sextet for Winds and Piano (1956); Concertino for Bassoon and Winds (1962); Respiration, suite for Double Wind Quintet (1962); Movimenti I for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Strings, and Timpani (1965), II for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings, and Percussion (1972), III for Violin, Viola, Cello, Winds, and Percussion (1974), and IV for Violin and Piano (1992); Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1965); Antifono e Fusione for Wind Quintet, Brass Quartet, and Timpani (1966); In pompa magna for Brass and Percussion (1966); Quartetto buffo for Clarinet and String Trio (1974); The Cave for Cello, 12 Winds, 4 Keyboard Instruments, and Electronics (1976); Clarinet Quartet (1984); String Trio (1988); Bassoon Sonata (1990); Divertimento for 2 Oboes and English Horn (1990); Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1992); 6 Moods for 12 Saxophones (1993); Trumpet Sonata (1994); Wind Music for 4 Trombones and Organ (1995); Scorpius for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1995); Les jeux des vents for Wind Quintet (1996). OTHER: Piano pieces and vocal music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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