Louis Andriessen's De Staat

Dutch composer Michel van der Aa salutes compatriot Louis Andriessen's 1976 work for amplified voices and large ensemble, De Staat. Gillian Moore highlights the modern scoring of the work, informed as much by rock music as Stravinsky, while the composer himself reveals how a recording of a Javanese women's choir fed directly into the soundworld of this powerful setting of a text from Plato's Republic.

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11 minutes