Biography of Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

01.07.1926
Born in Gütersloh
His studies (with Fortner and Leibowitz) were interrupted by World War II and his imprisonment in England
27.09.1946
Premiere of the Chamber concerto for solo piano, solo flute and strings, op. 1 at the holiday course for New Music in Darmstadt
1948
For one season musical head of the german theater of Hilpert in Konstanz
1950
Head of balletts at Wiesbaden national theatre for three years
1953
Leaves Germany and lives since than mainly in Italy
For the work on his operas he is regularly cooperating with Ingeborg Bachmann
1969
Jounry to Cuba to show, that the system of Castro might be a true alternative. Composition of El Cimarrón for baritone voice, flute, guitar and drums
1976
Foundation of musical workshop Cantiere internazionale d’arte in Montepulciano (Toscana)
1980
Lectorship for composition at music academy Cologne
1987
Composition class at the Royal Academy of Music in London
1988
Composer in Residence of the Tanglewood Festival and founding of a biennal festival for New Music in Munich
27.10.2012
Dies in Dresden, where he was to attend a ballet premiere on one of his scores.
1968
The premiere of the cantata Das Floß der Medusa, dedicated to Che Guevara, ends in Hamburg with a police action

Sheet music for flute:

Sonatine
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato Allegro molto vivace
  2. Andantino
  3. Presto


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Last edit 07.09.2014