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Music of Louis Andriessen

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ISBN-10: 0521864232

ISBN-13: 9780521864237

Edition: 2006

Authors: Yayoi Uno Everett, Arnold Whittall

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For much of his career, the internationally known, and still active Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has been understood as an iconoclast who challenged and resisted the musical establishment. This book explores his compositions as a case study for exploring the social and aesthetic implications of new music. Everett chronicles the evolution of Andriessen's music over the course of five decades: the formative years in which he experimented with serialism and collage techniques; his political activism in the late 1960s; 'concept' works from the 1970s that provide musical commentary on philosophical writings by Plato, St Augustine and others; theatrical and operatic collaborations with Robert…    
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/4/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Dutch music in the twentieth century
Formative years
Politics and "concept" works
Toward the metaphysical in art (1981-88)
Ramifications
Operatic collaboration with Peter Greenaway
Contemplative works
Epilogue