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Henze, Hans Wernerlocked

  • Virginia Palmer-Füchsel

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(b Gütersloh, 1 July 1926 d Dresden, 27 Oct 2012).German composer. His formidably numerous operas, ballets, symphonies and concertos have gained an established place in the international repertory. His personal and compositional development has been documented in numerous interviews, articles, autobiographical essays and books. Striving for a communicative, ‘impure’ music concerned with feelings, ideas, history, people and politics, he has drawn inspiration for his vocal and instrumental works from a broad spectrum of renowned poets, writers and librettists....

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