How I’m missing Hans Werner Henze

How I’m missing Hans Werner Henze


norman lebrecht

August 25, 2017

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.


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

  • John Groves says:

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

  • Alan Page says:

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

  • fred says:

    his last operas were a bore, a big bore

  • 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….