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De Materie

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  • Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has been awarded The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic. The honor recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, and is one of the world's largest new-music prizes, consisting of $200,000 and a commission to compose a work for the New York Philharmonic. The Philharmonic will give the World Premiere of a new orchestral work by Andriessen in the 2018–19 season. Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz offers an appreciation here.

  • Louis Andriessen's new work, Theatre of the World, which explores the life of 17th-century Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher, was given its world premiere by the LA Philharmonic, led by Reinbert de Leeuw, at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA this weekend. The multimedia production, directed by Pierre Audi, will receive its European premiere in Amsterdam, with de Leeuw and the Dutch National Opera, in June. "While eclecticism is now the compositional norm (much more so than when he was first experimenting with bold stylistic mixtures in the 1960s and '70s)," says the New York Times in its review, "Mr. Andriessen was there first, and he still does it best."

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    Consisting of four distinct musical essays, De Materie is and was inspired by the concept of "matter." The musical style is a synthesis of extremes, incorporating both “high” and “low” arts, a feature characteristic of Andriessen’s work. This double album features the piece in its entirety, performed by Asko|Schönberg, with members of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, and conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. The Washington Post says it's "probably one of the most important musical works of the late 20th century."

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    MUSICIANS
    Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor
    James Doing, tenor
    Susan Narucki, soprano
    Gertrude Thoma, speaker
    Cindy Oswin, speaker

    The Netherlands Chamber Choir:
    Tannie Willemstijn, Barbara Borden, sopranos
    Yvonne Benschop, Ananda Goud, mezzo-sopranos
    Marcel Beekman, Robert Coupe, tenors
    David Barick, Hans Pootjes, baritones

    Schönberg Ensemble and Asko Ensemble:
    Flute: Govert Jurriaanse, Eleonore Pameijer, Carla Meijers
    Oboe: Marieke Schut, Hans Cartigny
    Oboe/English Horn: Remco de Vries, Theo Peeters
    Bass Clarinet: Leisbeth de Jong, Erik van Deuren
    Bass Clarinet/Contrabass Clarinet: Harry Sparnaay
    Clarinet/Alto Saxophone: Leo van Oostrom, Corina Ewijk
    Tenor Saxophone: Hens Otter
    Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone: Michiel van Dijk, Adri van Velsen
    Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone: Ronald Jansen Heytmajer
    Horn: Peter Hoekmeijer, Christiaan Boers, Jaap van der Vliet, Mijndert Baas
    Trumpet: Willem van der Vliet, Reyer Dorresteijn, Jos Verspagen Cees Doets
    Trombone: Toon van Ulsen, Edwin Kruunenberg
    Bass Trombone: Pete Saunders, Ben van Dijk, Peter van Klink
    Tuba: Arjan Stroop
    Electric Guitar: Seth Josel, Rombout Willems
    Bass Guitar: Patricio Wang
    Piano: Gerard Bouwhuis, Sepp Grotenhuis, Niek de Vente
    Synthesizer/Piano: Gerrit Hommerson
    Synthesizer: Gene Carl
    Harp: Mapje Keereweer
    Percussion: Arno van Nieuwenhuize, Luuk Nagtegaal, Ger de Zeeuw, Wim Vos, Ron Colbers
    Violin: Jan Erik van Regteren Altena, Marijke van Kooten, Wim de Jong, Erik Kromhout
    Viola: Rena Scholtens, Jan Schoonenberg
    Cello: Hans Woudenberg, Taco Kooistra
    Double Bass: Pieter Smithuysen

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Willem Hering and Ron Ford
    Recorded February 26, June 29 and 30, 1994 at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    Engineered and edited by Adriaan Verstijnen
    “Live” sound design: Jan Panis
    Production coordinator: Rosita Wouda
    Middle Dutch Tutor: Jacques Kruithof

    Design by David Cohen
    Cover: Willem van de Velde the Younger, Fishing Boats Offshore in a Calm (c.1660), Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, James Philip Gray Collecion

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Artist Name: 
Louis Andriessen
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Release Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 1996 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Consisting of four distinct musical essays, De Materie is and was inspired by the concept of "matter." The musical style is a synthesis of extremes, incorporating both “high” and “low” arts, a feature characteristic of Andriessen’s work. This double album features the piece in its entirety, performed by Asko|Schönberg, with members of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, and conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. The Washington Post says it's "probably one of the most important musical works of the late 20th century."

Description: 

Consisting of four distinct musical essays, De Materie is and was inspired by the concept of "matter." The musical style is a synthesis of extremes, incorporating both “high” and “low” arts, a feature characteristic of Andriessen’s work. This double album features the piece in its entirety, performed by Asko|Schönberg, with members of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, and conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. The Washington Post says it's "probably one of the most important musical works of the late 20th century."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Willem Hering and Ron Ford
Recorded February 26, June 29 and 30, 1994 at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Engineered and edited by Adriaan Verstijnen
“Live” sound design: Jan Panis
Production coordinator: Rosita Wouda
Middle Dutch Tutor: Jacques Kruithof

Design by David Cohen
Cover: Willem van de Velde the Younger, Fishing Boats Offshore in a Calm (c.1660), Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, James Philip Gray Collecion

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79367

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
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Sunday, September 1, 1996 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
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075597936728BUN
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MP3
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603497122363
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17.00
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MUSICIANS
Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor
James Doing, tenor
Susan Narucki, soprano
Gertrude Thoma, speaker
Cindy Oswin, speaker

The Netherlands Chamber Choir:
Tannie Willemstijn, Barbara Borden, sopranos
Yvonne Benschop, Ananda Goud, mezzo-sopranos
Marcel Beekman, Robert Coupe, tenors
David Barick, Hans Pootjes, baritones

Schönberg Ensemble and Asko Ensemble:
Flute: Govert Jurriaanse, Eleonore Pameijer, Carla Meijers
Oboe: Marieke Schut, Hans Cartigny
Oboe/English Horn: Remco de Vries, Theo Peeters
Bass Clarinet: Leisbeth de Jong, Erik van Deuren
Bass Clarinet/Contrabass Clarinet: Harry Sparnaay
Clarinet/Alto Saxophone: Leo van Oostrom, Corina Ewijk
Tenor Saxophone: Hens Otter
Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone: Michiel van Dijk, Adri van Velsen
Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone: Ronald Jansen Heytmajer
Horn: Peter Hoekmeijer, Christiaan Boers, Jaap van der Vliet, Mijndert Baas
Trumpet: Willem van der Vliet, Reyer Dorresteijn, Jos Verspagen Cees Doets
Trombone: Toon van Ulsen, Edwin Kruunenberg
Bass Trombone: Pete Saunders, Ben van Dijk, Peter van Klink
Tuba: Arjan Stroop
Electric Guitar: Seth Josel, Rombout Willems
Bass Guitar: Patricio Wang
Piano: Gerard Bouwhuis, Sepp Grotenhuis, Niek de Vente
Synthesizer/Piano: Gerrit Hommerson
Synthesizer: Gene Carl
Harp: Mapje Keereweer
Percussion: Arno van Nieuwenhuize, Luuk Nagtegaal, Ger de Zeeuw, Wim Vos, Ron Colbers
Violin: Jan Erik van Regteren Altena, Marijke van Kooten, Wim de Jong, Erik Kromhout
Viola: Rena Scholtens, Jan Schoonenberg
Cello: Hans Woudenberg, Taco Kooistra
Double Bass: Pieter Smithuysen

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