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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.
Hans-Werner Henze | Henze
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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.
German avant-garde composer with strong leaning towards Marxism. He was interned as a POW in Britain during World War II. In 1953, he settled in Italy and composed primarily for opera. His works include ten symphonies, chamber music, Lieder and music for ballet, theatre and film.