Hans Werner Henze – har avlidit RIP

Hans Werner Henze – har avlidit RIP
Hans Werner Henze

Hans Werner Henze – har avlidit RIP

En av 1900-talets främsta operakompositörer har avlidit RIP

En av 1900-talets viktigaste operakompositörer är död – Hans Verner von Henze. Han blev 86 år gammal.

Tyvärr har jag endast hört honom på cd-inspelningarna för det är en kompositör, vars verk sällan eller aldrig spelas i Skandinavien. Häromåret missade jag dessutom en möjlighet att uppleva ett av hans verk på Den Kongelige Opera, men om jag minns rätt var det endast ett gästspel med ett par föreställningar.

I oktober 2015 ges hans Boulevard Solitude på Den Kongelige Opera (DKT) i Köpenhamn.

Scenisk musik och vokalmusik

  • Boulevard Solitude (1952), helaftonsopera till libretto efter Prévosts roman Manon Lescaut
  • König Hirsch (1956), opera
  • Der Prinz von Homburg (1960), opera
  • Elegy for young lovers (1961), opera till libretto av W.H. Auden och Chester Kallman
  • Das Floss der Medusa (1968), oratorium tillägnat Che Guevara

In English

Hans Werner Henze (1 July 1926 – 27 October 2012) was a German composer. His prolific oeuvre of works is extremely varied in style, having been influenced by serialism, atonality,Stravinsky, Italian music, Arabic music and jazz, as well as traditional schools of German composition. In particular, his stage works reflect ”his consistent cultivation of music for the theatre throughout his life”.

Henze was also known for his political convictions. He left Germany for Italy in 1953 because of a perceived intolerance towards his leftist politics and homosexuality. Late in life he lived in the village of Marino in the central Italian region of Lazio, and in his final years still travelled extensively, in particular to Britain and Germany, as part of his work. An avowedMarxist and member of the Communist Party of Italy, Henze produced compositions honoring Ho Chi Minh and Che Guevara. At the 1968 Hamburg premiere of his requiem for Che Guevara, titled Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of Medusa), the placing of a red flag on the stage sparked a riot and the arrest of several people, including the librettist. Henze spent a year teaching in Cuba, though he later became disillusioned with Castro.

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Wikipedia

Wikipedia In English

Stefan Johansson´s musikrekommendation på Youtube

SvD om Hans Werner Henze – tysk kompositör avliden

BBC News om Hans Werner Henze (In English)

The Telegraph

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