(September 10,1959) 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.
After the war, while studying in Heidelberg, he was influenced by the works of composers like Bartok, Berg, and, most importantly, Stravinsky.