Shop the 2024 Maestro of the Movies collection!
$6.95 flat rate shipping on all orders!

De Leeuw / LA Phil - Andriessen: Theatre of the World (CD)

LA PHIL RECOMMENDED: Excellent recording and richly detailed packaging offer a complete view of this extraordinary work.

Nonesuch Records releases a live recording of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s world-premiere production of Louis Andriessen’s Theatre of the World from May 2016, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw.

The nine-scene multi-media work, which was commissioned by the Philharmonic with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund, features a libretto by Helmut Krausser. Theatre of the World is a far-ranging exploration of the German Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680). Kircher, the author of thirty books, "made a determined effort to summarize all of contemporary knowledge, and link it to Christian theology," according to John Henken’s program note.

Theatre of the World premiered on May 6, 2016, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and was met by rave reviews. The Los Angeles Times wrote "Brilliant and deep, Andriessen's music compels from start to finish. A dizzying work that's vast in scope yet unnervingly claustrophobic." The New York Times described it as "A lavish, bawdy, enthusiastically semi- coherent fantasia on early modern culture … Andriessen has grown ever more expert as a technician. While eclecticism is now the compositional norm … Andriessen was there first, and he still does it best."

Louis Andriessen, according to London’s Guardian, is "not only the leading Dutch composer of our time, but one of the most important figures in European music in the last half century, whose influence has spread far beyond that of his own works."
$29.98 Subscriber Price: $26.98
Format: 2-Disc Audio CD
Label: Nonesuch Records
Release Date: 2017
Conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic

Track Listing
1. Theatre of the World: Scene 1
2. Theatre of the World: Scene 2
3. Theatre of the World: Scene 3
4. Theatre of the World: Scene 4
5. Theatre of the World: Scene 5
6. Theatre of the World: Scene 6
7. Theatre of the World: Scene 7
8. Theatre of the World: Scene 8
9. Theatre of the World: Scene 9
10. Theatre of the World: Epilogue
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account
We found other products you might like!