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News & Reviews
- Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass Featured in BBC Radio 3's "50 Years of Minimalism in Music"
Composers Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, and Philip Glass, and Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz have all contributed to the BBC Radio 3 documentary 50 Years of Minimalism in Music, which aired this past Saturday night. They and a number of other music pioneers spoke with American conductor Richard Bernas in this look back at five decades of Minimalism, "the musical language of our time." The program is available online at bbc.co.uk.
- Thursday, March 24, 2011
Louis Andriessen's "Anaïs Nin" to Receive UK Premiere in London Sinfonietta Concert Also Featuring His Classic "De Staat"
Louis Andriessen's Anaïs Nin will receive its UK premiere at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on April 14 in a staging by the London Sinfonietta, with Cristina Zavalloni in the title role. The London Sinfonietta co-commissioned the work, which explores Nin's erotic memories of 1930s Paris, and will perform it in an all-Andriessen program alongside his minimalist classic from the 1970s, De Staat, featuring Synergy Vocals. The composer will be in attendance for the performance.
About this Album
Dutch composer Louis Andriessen is represented on his second Nonesuch recording by De Tijd (Time), which was inspired by writings by St. Augustine. The work seeks to evoke the sound of a continuous present, an awareness of time standing still. Composed in 1981, it contains constant changes of time signature and rhythms with their own metric and instrumental identity. The layers of sounds are represented by choir; violins/flutes/organ; and pianos/vibraphones/crotales. De Tijd received its US premiere in 1991 at the Bang On A Can Festival, under the direction of Reinbert De Leeuw.
Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor
Govert Jurriaanse, Marieke Schneemann, Marie-Cécile de Wit, Nine Sligter, Ariëlle van Eysden, Peter Verduyn Lunel, Tineke van Geuns, Eveline Hagen, flute
Liesbeth de Jong, Jos Peulers, Erik van Deuren, bass clarinet
Harry Sparnaay, contrabass clarinet
Ad Welleman, Louis Lanzing, Hans van Loenen, Carl Daleboudt, Edith Post, Arjan Post, trumpet
Mapje Keereweer, Charlotte Sprenkels, harp
Patricio Wang, Rob Zeelenberg, bass guitar
Gerard Bouwhuis, Bob Zimmerman, piano
Gerrit Hommerson, Hammond organ
Michiel Weidner, cymbalon
Janneke van der Meer, Wim de Jong, Linda Ashworth, Rena Scholtens, Jan-Erik van Regteren Altena, Erik Kromhout, violin
Henk Guittart, Annette Bergman, viola
Peter Luit, Pieter Smithuysen, Harke Wiersma, Niko Ravenstijn, double bass
Percussion Group The Hague: Wim Vos, Ger de Zeeuw, Willy Goudswaard, Frans Leerdam, Murk Jiskoot, Arnold Marinissen, Victor Oskam
Members of The Netherlands Chamber Opera
Adinda de Nijs, Barbara Borden, Erica Grefe, Tannie Willemstijn, Bep Pierik, Manon Heijne, Sonja van Lier, soprano
Heleen Resoort, Myra Kroese, Ananda Goud, Yvonne Benschop, Kathrin Pfeiffer, alto
Produced and recorded by Adriaan Verstijnen
Re-mix engineer: Ben Uytjens
Recorded March 9, 1990, at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Cover photograph by Ty Allison
Design by John Heiden
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz