Hendrik Andriessen: Symphonic Works, Vol. 1 - Symphony No. 1 et al. / Porcelijn

Album Summary

>Andriessen, Hendrik : Symphony no 1
>Andriessen, Hendrik : Ballet Suite, for orchestra
>Andriessen, Hendrik : Symphonic Etude, for orchestra
>Andriessen, Hendrik : Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Kuhnau, for orchestra
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Andriessen's Symphony No. 1 was completed in 1930 and premiered on October 1st of the same year by the Haarlemsche Orkest-Vereenigung led by van Beinum. 2 years later Andriessen himself performed the symphony with the same orchestra. The movements are closely interrelated thematically, and finishes with a powerful finale.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
His 13-minute First Symphony (1930) is in four brief movements played without pause, held together by the recurrent opening theme. Roussel is said to be a major influence. The Variations on a Theme of Johann Kuhnau (1935) is for string orchestra. The theme is a minuet his daughter used to play on the piano. The beautiful is given a couple of standard variations before embarking on two mystical excursions, culminating in a serious double fugue. This may be considered a nice find for listeners seeking a fresh conservative voice from that turbulent period. The composer's compatriots play the music with skill and enthusiasm.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Musiekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands (06/28/2011-07/01/2011).



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Works Details

>Andriessen, Hendrik : Symphony no 1
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Musiekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands (06/28/2011-07/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Andriessen, Hendrik : Ballet Suite, for orchestra
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Notes: Musiekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands (06/28/2011-07/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Andriessen, Hendrik : Symphonic Etude, for orchestra
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Notes: Musiekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands (06/28/2011-07/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Andriessen, Hendrik : Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Kuhnau, for orchestra
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Notes: Musiekcentrum Enschede, The Netherlands (06/28/2011-07/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935