Episode #2280

Dutch Master

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

There’s music by contemporary Dutch master Louis Andriessen on this edition of New Sounds. His particular blend of minimalism, robust harmony, and a certain “American style” can’t exactly be pinned down as jazz, but neither does it sound like “classical” music from academic circles. Hear his “M is for Man, Music, Mozart”, which despite the “Mozart” in the title, has a strong undercurrent of jazz in the piece. Plus, hear Andriessen’s influence in other pieces by English composer Steve Martland, Irishman Donnacha Dennehy, and Bang on a Can’s Michael Gordon.

PROGRAM #2280 Louis Andriessen - his music and his influence (First aired 5/4/2004)





Louis Andriessen

DeStijl/M Is for Man, Music, Mozart

Instrumental III [2:30]
Instrumental I [4:30]

Nonesuch #79342***

Steve Martland

Crossing The Border

Principia [3:00]

Factory #366 Out of print.

Louis Andriessen

DeStijl/M Is for Man, Music, Mozart

De Stijl [26:00]

See above.

Michael Gordon

Light Is Calling

Tinge [4:00]

Nonesuch #79801***

Donnacha Dennehy

Private tape

Pluck, Stroke & Hammer [6:00]

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