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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.
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.