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WILLEM ANDRIESSEN

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willem andriessen

Period

25-10-1887 - 29-03-1964

Genre

classical, piano

Willem Andriessen

Willem Andriessen was born in Haarlem on October 25, 1887. He died on March 29, 1964 in Amsterdam. He displayed his aptitude for music at an early age and his first teacher was his father, Nicolaas Andriessen, who was an organist and choral conductor. He then proceeded to the Amsterdam Conservatory ...
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Instruments

piano

Biography Willem Andriessen

Willem Andriessen was born in Haarlem on October 25, 1887. He died on March 29, 1964 in Amsterdam. He displayed his aptitude for music at an early age and his first teacher was his father, Nicolaas Andriessen, who was an organist and choral conductor. He then proceeded to the Amsterdam Conservatory where his teachers were J.B. de Pauw (piano), Bernard Zweers (composition) and Julius Röntgen (ensemble). He passed the final examination in 1906 and in 1908 he gained the 'Prix d'excellence' in piano playing. Willem Andriessen made a reputation as a concert pianist both at home and abroad. From 1910 to 1918 he taught piano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and until 1924 he taught the advanced piano pupils at the Rotterdam Music School. In 1924 he was appointed professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and then to its directorship which he held from 1937 to 1953. Willem Andriessen - elder brother of the composer Hendrik - wrote chamber music with piano, a Mass for choir and orchestra, a Concerto for piano and songs.

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