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Andriessen, LouisMysteriën (Mysteries) (2013) 30'
for orchestra

3(I,II=picc;III=afl).3.ssax(=sopranino sax).2(I=Ebcl;II=Bbcl ad lib tuned down 50ct).bcl.dbcl.0- vib extended with glsp/t.bells/marimba/gong/timp(rototoms)/2 bells(sm)/cyms/SD/BD/2brake dr/tuned bell plates/2chimes-3harp(2 players)-2pft-strings (max:
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World Premiere
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons

Press Quotes  
"Andriessen’s first orchestral work in 45 years is an impressive, extremely personal and complex work with numerous layers and meanings, a veritable sampling of the 74-year-old composer's musical toolbox."
NRC Handelsblad

"Mysteriën is flawless, mature Andriessen... inspired by the 16th century writer Thomas a Kempis. Gritty block chords express the world's vanity that the mystic Renaissance author berates and criticizes... Every rhythmic layer has its own sense of time."
De Volkskrant

Recommended Recording
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Mariss Jansons
© + (p) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 2015
RCO Live 15001

> Buy a DVD filmed at the premiere from the RCO website

News stories for this title :

  • Louis Andriessen in America: Mysteriën and Theatre of the World
  • Andriessen's new opera Theatre of the World announced
  • Reviews of Louis Andriessen’s Mysteriën from Amsterdam
  • Louis Andriessen: Interview about his new Mysteries

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