Hans Werner Henze

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The week in classical: Phaedra; Dido; Hespèrion XXI – review
Henze’s voluptuous concert opera takes hold in a visceral Royal Opera production. And Dido for generation Z

Fiona Maddocks

19, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Why does opera like women behaving badly?

The Welsh National Opera's new season explores opera's fascination with 'fallen women'. But it wasn't just the women who fell, writes artistic director David Pountney

David Pountney

06, Feb, 2014 @6:00 PM

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2012 review: notable deaths in music

See what the Guardian had to say about over 30 notable musicians who died this year - from Whitney Houston and Adam Yauch to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Dave Brubeck and Ravi Shankar

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

24, Dec, 2012 @9:00 AM

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Appreciation: The brilliant but bewildering Hans Werner Henze
Robert Ponsonby writes: I first met Hans Werner Henze in 1970, when he directed his opera Elegy for Young Lovers at the Edinburgh festival

Robert Ponsonby

02, Nov, 2012 @12:03 PM

In praise of … Hans Werner Henze | Editorial
Editorial: It may take many years to fully measure the significance of this prolific and stylistically eclectic composer's output


29, Oct, 2012 @10:43 PM

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A guide to Hans Werner Henze's music

Henze's artistic credo was that music ought to have something to say about human emotion and to contribute to contemporary society, writes Tom Service

Tom Service

29, Oct, 2012 @4:23 PM

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Hans Werner Henze obituary

Composer devoted to the exploration of political ideas in the opera house and concert hall

Guy Rickards

27, Oct, 2012 @9:38 PM

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German composer Hans Werner Henze dies age 86

The death of German composer Hans Werner Henze has been announced today

Imogen Tilden, Tom Service

27, Oct, 2012 @1:58 PM

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Hans Werner Henze: A matter of life and death

Blighted by illness and personal loss, German composer Hans Werner Henze has bounced back to create a career-defining work with Phaedra, writes Tom Service

Tom Service

14, Dec, 2009 @9:30 PM

Henze: Symphony No 9 Berlin Radio Chorus & SO/Janowski | CD review

When Hans Werner Henze returned to composing symphonies in 1983 after a 15-year break, his ambitions had shifted significantly, says Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

24, Sep, 2009 @11:01 PM

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Ian Bostridge on Hans Werner Henze's Sechs Gesänge

Few singers can boast of having a song cycle written for them. Ian Bostridge remembers how cats, a Kenyan island and a faulty metronome contributed to Hans Werner Henze's Sechs Gesänge.

Ian Bostridge

25, Aug, 2006 @10:54 PM

Pass notes No 1839: Hans Werner Henze
Hans Werner Henze

15, Mar, 2001 @2:04 AM

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