How I’m missing Hans Werner Henze

August 25, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The Lebrecht Album of the Week is a pair of peak-period Henze rarities, ‘otherworldly pieces, rich in references to a forgotten age and its leisurely pace.’

Read on here.

And here.

Comments (6)

  1. I find it more interesting to hear what his fellow composers would say about him.

  2. John Groves says:

    I find I NEVER miss him, let alone his ‘music’!

    1. Steve P says:

      Ha! I did like the Rattle recording of his 7th Symphony.

  3. Alan Page says:

    Going through the complete DG recordings collection. Remarkably varied body of work. Covers the whole range from Berg to Orff.

  4. fred says:

    his last operas were a bore, a big bore

  5. Novagerio says:

    Considering the bunch of nonsensical noise british composers write now a days, Hans Werner Henze was and still is a late-romantic expressionist and a master of clarity….

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