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  • Topic Page: Henze, Hans Werner, 1926-2012

    Definition: Henze, Hans Werner from Philip's Encyclopedia

    German composer. Influenced by twelve-tone music, he is best-known for his operas, such as Elegy for

    Young Lovers (1961).

    Summary Article: Henze, Hans Werner from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and

    Weather Guide

    German composer. His immense and stylistically restless output was marked by a keen literary sensibility

    and seductive use of orchestral coloration, as in the opera Elegy for Young Lovers (1961) and the cantata

    Being Beauteous (1963). Among later works are the opera Das Verratene Meer/The Sea Betrayed (1990),

    based on Yukio Mishima's novel The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea, L'Upupa oder Der Triumph

    der Sohnesliebe/L'Upupa and the Triumph of Filial Love (2003), for which Henze also tried his hand for

    the first time as librettist, and Phaedra (2007). He also composed ten symphonies (19472002).

    He studied with Wolfgang Fortner at Heidelberg, Switzerland, and Ren Leibowitz in Paris, France. He

    was influenced by Arnold Schoenberg, though not strictly a 12-note composer, and also did much to

    further the ballet in Germany; from 1950 to 1952 he was ballet adviser to the Wiesbaden Opera. In 1953

    he moved to Italy, where his music became more expansive, as in the opera The Bassarids (1966).

    Following the student unrest of 1968 he suddenly renounced the wealthy musical establishment in

    favour of a militantly socialist stance in works such as the abrasive El Cimarrn (1970) and Voices (1973),

    austere settings of 22 revolutionary texts in often magical sonorities.

    The operas We Come to the River (1976) and The English Cat (1983) and the ballet Orpheus (1979) were

    written in collaboration with Edward Bond. In subsequent years Henze returned to the musical past,

    becoming increasingly lyrical and elaborate: his reconstruction of Monteverdi's Il ritorno di Ulisse was

    staged in Salzburg, Austria, in 1985. In 1988 he founded the Munich Biennale, a festival for new music

    theatre, of which he was artistic director.

    WorksBalletJack Pudding (1951); Maratona (1957); Ondine (1958); Orpheus (Stuttgart, 1979), OperaElegy

    for Young Lovers (Schwetzingen and Glyndebourne, 1961); Der junge Lord (Berlin, 1965); The Bassarids

    (Salzburg, 1966); The English Cat (Schwetzingen, 1983); Venus und Adonis (199395); L'Upupa oder Der

    Triumph der Sohnesliebe/L'Upupa and the Triumph of Filial Love (Salzburg, 2003); Phaedra (2007).

    Orchestral ten symphonies (19472002); three violin concertos (1947, 1971, 1997); two piano concertos

    (1950, 1967); Doppio Concerto for oboe, harp, and strings (1966); Requiem (nine spiritual concertos) for

    piano, trumpet, and chamber orchestra (1992).

    Vocal five Neapolitan Songs for baritone and orchestra (1956); Nocturnes and Arias for soprano and

    orchestra (1957); Kammermusik for tenor, guitar, and chamber orchestra (1958); Ariosi for soprano, violin,

    and orchestra after Tasso (1963); Das Floss der Medusa, oratorio to the memory of Ch Guevara (1968);

    Versuch ber Schweine/Essay on Pigs (1969); El Cimarrn, for baritone and ensemble (1970); Voices, for

    mezzo, tenor, and instruments (22 revolutionary texts; 1973).

    Chamber music five string quartets (194777), Royal Winter Music, two sonatas for guitar on

    Shakespearean characters (197579).

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  • APAHenze, Hans Werner. (2016). In Helicon (Ed.), The Hutchinson unabridged encyclopedia with atlas and

    weather guide. Abington, UK: Helicon. Retrieved from

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    Chicago"Henze, Hans Werner." In The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, edited

    by Helicon. Helicon, 2016. https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/henze_hans_1926

    HarvardHenze, Hans Werner. (2016). In Helicon (Ed.), The Hutchinson unabridged encyclopedia with atlas and

    weather guide. [Online]. Abington: Helicon. Available from:

    https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/henze_hans_1926 [Accessed 4 May 2018].

    MLA"Henze, Hans Werner." The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, edited

    by Helicon, 1st edition, 2016. Credo Reference,

    https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/henze_hans_1926. Accessed 04 May 2018.

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