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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 Young Torless (1966). He died on October 27, 2012 in Dresden, Germany. See full bio »

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(age 86) in Dresden, Germany

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Filmography

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 1986 Comrades
 1984 Swann in Love
 1982 Concierto barroco (TV Movie)
 1979 Orpheus (TV Movie documentary short)
 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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He was conductor for his ballet, "Ondine," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Julia Farron, Alexander Grant, Leslie Edwards, Monica Mason, Deirdre Dixon, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Deanne Bergsma, Desmond Doyle, Ronald Hynd, Gary Burne, Derek Rencher... See more »

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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.

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He was one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. He wrote 10 symphonies and several works for musical theatre. He was noted for his many operas and ballets, and for his commitment to political art. See more »

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