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A Master Orchestrator

Symphonic music by
Hendrik Andriessen -
enjoyed by
GEOFF PEARCE

'I am really impressed with the music and the performances on this disc ...'

Hendrik Andriessen: Symphonic Works Vol 4. © 2017 CPO

I was rather excited to receive this disc — composers from the Netherlands are often not well known outside their own country, which is a great pity as there are many of them, encompassing a wide range of styles. I have heard a little of the organ music of Hendrik Andriessen, but was more familiar with the music of his son Louis. In addition, the conductor David Porcelijn is excellent — he has spent quite a lot of time in Australia, and is very highly regarded here.

Today, Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981) is known mainly for his organ works and some liturgical music, and is regarded as an important figure in the revival of Netherlands Catholic church music, but in reality, he is much more than this, having been an important teacher and writer about music, a composer of four symphonies, a number of concertos or concertinos, and other orchestral works, plus a good number of chamber pieces, music for piano, organ, choir and two operas...

Copyright © 6 September 2017 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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HENDRIK ANDRIESSEN: SYMPHONIC WORKS VOL 4

HENDRIK ANDRIESSEN

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

DAVID PORCELIJN

CLASSIC PRODUKTION OSNABRUECK

NETHERLANDS

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