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Hendrik Andriessen

Biography

Born: September 17, 1892; Haarlem, The Netherlands   Died: April 12, 1981; Heemstede, The Netherlands  
The organist son of a prominent organist father, Hendrik Andriessen exhibited in his compositions the improvisational freedom associated with his instrument. The brother of Willem Andriessen, the leading Dutch pianist of his day, Hendrik took his calling seriously, often railing at the lack of preparation evident in certain areas of Dutch music performance, especially in the execution of church music. Traces of the styles arrived at by two other Read more organist/composers and accomplished improvisers, Anton Bruckner and César Franck, were found in Andriessen's scores; his musical grammar, though conservative, was of his own time.

Andriessen's initial training came from his father, though later he worked with his brother Willem, older by five years. Private lessons with Louis Robert were also part of the background he brought to his student days at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where his professors included J.B.C. de Pasuw and Bernard Zweers. Upon completing his schooling, Andriessen was appointed to succeed his father at a church in Haarlem, remaining in that post for two decades. In 1936, he was called to Utrecht where he was given the position of director of the Royal Conservatory and organist at the city's Roman Catholic cathedral. Among his other positions, a professorship at Nijmegen University afforded him considerable influence over the musical life of his country. As church organist and director, Andriessen achieved a reputation for producing choirs of distinction and well-blended, precise, and rhythmically alert choral ensembles. Perhaps due to his outspokenness, Andriessen was forbidden by the Nazis to perform or compose during the occupation; he was even held in prison for a considerable period. Following WWII, he continued with his twofold career, resuming his composing and once again instructing university students in composition. Among Andriessen's works are numerous sacred pieces including chorales, meditations, and a Passacaglia and Sonata da chiesa, four symphonies, an organ concerto, several variations on works by other composers, a symphonic study and other studies for organ, a sonatina for viola and piano, and a remarkable Ricercare for orchestra (1949), written to honor the 200th anniversary of J.S. Bach's death. Read less
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  • 1.
    Nostalgia & Humility / Burggraaf, Ferschtman, Wiegers
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72629 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Toru Takemitsu
    Performer:  Cora Burggraaf,  Liza Ferschtman
    Conductor:  Bas Wiegers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Youth String Orchestra
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  • 2.
    Hendrik Andriessen: Symphonic Works, Vol. 2
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777722 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hendrik Andriessen
    Conductor:  David Porcelijn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
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    Bernard Haitink - The Philips Years [20-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001903502 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Henryk Szeryng,  Herman Krebbers,  Menahem Pressler,  Isidore Cohen  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Beaux Arts Trio  ... 
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    Hendrik Andriessen: Symphonic Works, Vol. 1
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777721 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hendrik Andriessen
    Conductor:  David Porcelijn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
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  • 5.
    L'orgue Monumental / Peter Eilander, Organ Of St. Sulpice, Rouen
    Label: Motette   Catalog: 13604 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis Alfred James Lefébure-Wély,  Felix Alexandre Guilmant,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Jean Baptiste C. de Pauw  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Eilander
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  • 6.
    Dutch Music For Oboe & Piano
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3234 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Julius Röntgen,  Alexander Nico Voormolen,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Henk Badings
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lake Cottage Duo
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  • 7.
    Hendrik Andriessen: Cello Sonata; Violin Sonata; Inventions For Violin And Cello; Piano Trio
    Label: Cobra Records   Catalog: 30 Release Date: 02/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hendrik Andriessen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Bridge Ensemble
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  • 8.
    Sounds Of St. David's / Alexander Mason
    Label: Regent   Catalog: 319 Release Date: 01/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Alexandre Guilmant,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Jean Langlais,  Alexander Mason  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander Mason
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    Passacaglia / Derek Longman
    Label: Regent   Catalog: 306 Release Date: 09/08/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Flor Peeters  ... 
    Performer:  Derek Longman
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  • 10.
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 5024 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edward Bairstow,  Johann Ludwig Krebs,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Hendrik Andriessen  ... 
    Performer:  Alan Spedding
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  • 11.
    Synthetic Dances - Music For Oboe / Rebecca Schalk Nagel, Et Al
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2926 Release Date: 07/29/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Libby Larsen,  John Valerio,  Allan Blank,  Hendrik Andriessen
    Performer:  Rebecca Schalk Nagel,  Margaret Kampmeier,  Wendy Cohen,  Ian Bracchitta  ... 
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  • 12.
    Dutch Composers / Willem Mengelberg, Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 44157 Release Date: 06/04/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hendrik Andriessen,  Cornelis Dopper,  Rudolf Mengelberg,  Julius Röntgen  ... 
    Performer:  Jo Vincent
    Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Songs By Dutch Composers - Diepenbrock, Et Al / Ameling, Etc
    Label: Globe   Catalog: 6018 Release Date: 05/09/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alphons Diepenbrock,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Matthijs Vermeulen,  Robert Heppener  ... 
    Performer:  Dalton Baldwin,  Richte Van der Meer,  Elly Ameling,  Albert de Klerk  ... 
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    Taheke - 20th Century Masterpieces For Flute & Harp / Krutzen, Mcghee
    Label: Skylark Digital   Catalog: 0401 Release Date: 09/07/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Astor Piazzolla,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Jean-Michel Damase,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Heidi Krutzen,  Lorna McGhee
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  • 15.
    Debussy, Ravel, Et Al / Van Beinum, Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Label: Andante   Catalog: 4060 Release Date: 04/08/2003   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg,  Franz Schubert,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Dinu Lipatti,  Solomon,  Zino Francescatti  ... 
    Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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  • 16.
    Romantic Viola Music - Joachim, Et Al / Dütschler, Pantillon
    Label: Claves   Catalog: 9905 Release Date: 02/26/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Heinrich Herzogenberg,  Heinrich XXIV,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Friedrich Kiel  ... 
    Performer:  Marc Pantillon,  Anna Barbara Dütschler
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  • 17.
    Les Angélus - French Sacred Music For Soprano And Organ
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold   Catalog: 3160991 Release Date: 09/26/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens,  André Caplet,  Francis Poulenc,  Arthur Honegger  ... 
    Performer:  Margaret Roest,  Ben van Oosten
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  • 18.
    Historic Organs Of Maine
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 92 Release Date: 02/20/1996   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Théodore Dubois,  John Stanley,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely  ... 
    Performer:  Dr. Frances Nobert,  Lorenz Maycher,  J. Bryan Dyker,  George Bozeman  ... 
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  • 19.
    In Dulci Jubilo - Christmas Music For Organ / Robert Grogan
    Label: Gothic Records   Catalog: 49069 Release Date: 01/17/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benoit, Paul, Dom,  Hendrik Andriessen,  Samuel Barber,  Albert de Klerk  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Grogan
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  • 20.
    Sounds Of The Seine / The Glorian Duo
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3143 Release Date: 05/03/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Couperin,  Jean Louis Tulou,  David Diamond,  Hendrik Andriessen  ... 
    Performer:  Wendy Kerner Lucas,  Donna Milanovich
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glorian Duo
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  • 21.
    Piet Kee - Concertgebouw
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9188 Release Date: 01/01/1970   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  César Franck,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann,  Hendrik Andriessen  ... 
    Performer:  Piet Kee
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