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Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012)

Hans Werner Henze was born on July 1, 1926 in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963), The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) and Swann in Love (1984). He died on October 27, 2012 in Dresden, Germany. See full bio »

Died:

(age 86) in Dresden, Germany

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Known For

Swann in Love
Swann in Love Composer
(1984)
Young Torless
Young Torless Composer
(1966)

Filmography

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 1986 Comrades
 1984 Swann in Love
 1982 Concierto barroco (TV Movie)
 1979 Orpheus (TV Short documentary)
 1978 Taugenichts
 1977 Abelard
 1974 NET Opera Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Novae de infinito laudes (TV Movie)
 1969 Der junge Lord (music by)
 1966 Young Torless
 1960 The Royal Ballet (from ballet "Ondine")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His ballet, "Ondine," was performed in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Alexander Grant, Leslie Edwards, and Monica Mason in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Hans-Werner Henze | Henze
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Personal Quote:

I realized I could get people to listen to me - to make them laugh or cry or be happy or angry. This was a decisive experience - music as a means of communication.

Trivia:

His father was killed on the Eastern Front in WWII. Hans was drafted into the army in 1944, ending the war in a British prisoner-of-war camp. His experiences left him with a lifelong hatred of fascism. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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