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Dutch pianist and composer.

Career Summary

Andriessen studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory, his teachers including Julius Röntgen and Daniel de Lange. As a pianist, he not only played the classical repertory but also advocated strongly for contemporary music. He taught at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague 1910‒18, then at the Muziekschool in Rotterdam from 1924, then at the Amsterdam Conservatory, of which he was the director from 1937 to 1953.

Andriessen and Schenker

Schenker praised his gift for improvisation, havingt met him in Vienna on September 30, 1908 (reported in WSLB 21), wrote to him on October 3, 1908 that Ferdinand Löwe, then in Munich, would move to perform his Quintet, which had just won a prize in Vienna.


  • Grove Music Online (Jos Wouters/Ronald Vermeulen)
  • Federhofer, Hellmut, Heinrich Schenker nach Tagebücher ... (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1985), p.193


  • Ian Bent

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