Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lost Generation composers from the Netherlands (1944-1967)

The joy of Spotify, finding, at random, a CD you heard on the radio many years ago and now can re-listen. Dutch “lost generation” composers, too modern for the pre- WW2 audience, too “not avant-garde” for the post-WW2 audience.  Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1983) is the father of better known composer Louis Andriessen. Henk Badings (1907-1987) was, although never a serialist, also a pioneer on electronic music. Léon Orthel (1905 - 1985) was a student of Paul Juon and Curt Sachs, was for 30 years piano teacher at the Royal conservatory in the Hague and composition teacher in Amsterdam. Marius Flothuis (1914-2001) was, besides composer, also a world famous musicologist and from 1955 to 1974 artistic leader of the Concertgebouworchestra, Amsterdam. Hope you will enjoy it! 
“nicked” the tracklist from the Discogs website.

Concerto Per Organo E Orchestra (1950)
Composed By – Hendrik Andriessen
Organ – François-Henri Houbart

1 I Introductie En Passacaglia
2 II Toccata

Concert Voor Harp En Klein Symphonieorkest (1967)
Composed By – Henk Badings
Harp – Ellen Versney

3 I Lento
4 II Grave
5 II Presto

Scherzo Per Orchestra, Opus 38 (1957)
Composed By – Léon Orthel (so not Flothuis, as is stated on the Spotify playlist!)
6 Scherzo Per Orchestra, Opus 38 (1957)

Concert Voor Fluit En Orkest, Opus 19 (1944)
Composed By – Marius Flothuis
Flute – Raymond Delnoye

7 I Introduzione, Tango E Walzer
8 II Rondo
9 III Variazioni

Het Brabants Orkest
Marc Soustrot, conductor
Recorded 1999

(Webplayer link)