Monday, May 02, 2011

Hendrik Andriessen

One of the most impressive classical music CD covers I have seen in recent months: Dutch composer Hendrik Andriessen's choral works on Erasmus Records. The cover illustration is based on a sketch by Jan Toorop, a famous Dutch symbolist painter, with art deco overtones. The artist often took his inspiration from the via crucis, the stations of the cross of Jesus Christ, very apt for the themes of these works. I came across this on a download site that I prefer not to link to, so I am linking to Andriessen's wikipedia page instead.