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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 »

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(age 86) in Dresden, Germany

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 1986 Comrades
 1984 Swann in Love
 1982 Concierto barroco (TV Movie)
 1979 Orpheus (TV Short documentary)
 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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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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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:

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. See more »

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