Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)

Louis Andriessen, the radical Dutch composer whose works both absorbed and confronted European classical traditions, has died at 82.

“In large-scale works his sound was typically strident and bold. His signature orchestration combined beefed-up woodwind and brass along with keyboards, electric guitars and clanging percussion. Most of all, he liked it loud,” The New York Times’ Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim writes in an obituary: