Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Andriessen, Jurriaan

Jurriaan Andriessen(1925-1996), Dutch composer, studied at the Utrecht Conservatory and Paris with Messiaen. He stayed in US on a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship from 1949 to 1951. His compositions were commissioned for state celebrations, including the wedding and the coronation of Queen Beatrix and the silver jubilee of Queen Juliana. He composed ballet music, film scores, chamber and vocal works.

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