Hendrik Andriessen - Symphonic Works Vol.4 | CPO 7778452

Hendrik Andriessen - Symphonic Works Vol.4

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7778452

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th June 2017

Contents

Artists

Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

David Porcelijn

Works

Andriessen, Hendrik

Canzone
Capriccio
Libertas venit: Rhapsody
Symphony no.4

Artists

Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

David Porcelijn

About

Hendrik Andriessenís Symphony No.4 marks the absolute zenith of his oeuvre, and represents a perfect expression of his multifaceted artistic capabilities. As in the Symphonic …tude from the same year, here too the composer employs a twelve-tone melody in the interest of cyclical unity. The harmonic language of the work is not the consequence of the twelve-tone melody, though it of course underscores its special character. At the same time Andriessen juggles meters and tempos, with serious and profound moments alternating with dance elements. While in the Libertas venit rhapsody many passages recall the dark days of the German occupation, his Capriccio is in every respect a light-hearted piece of music. Written in 1941, perhaps the composer wrote it as an antidote to the horrors of World War II. The score is brilliant, very tonal, direct, and carefully thought out with swiftly alternating tempos and moods.

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