Hans Werner Henze Net Worth

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Hans Werner Henze Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Hans Werner Henze (1 July 1926 – 27 October 2012) was a German composer of prodigious output best known for "his consistent cultivation of music for the theatre throughout his life". His music 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.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 avowed Marxist 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.Hans Werner Henze died in Dresden on 27 October 2012 at the age of 86. He was buried near his home, outside Rome.

Date Of BirthJuly 1, 1926
Place Of BirthGütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
ProfessionComposer, Music Department, Soundtrack
Star SignCancer
1I realized I could get people to listen to me - to make them laugh or cry or be happy or angry. This was a decisive experience - music as a means of communication.
1German avant-garde composer with strong leaning towards Marxism. He was interned as a POW in Britain during World War II. In 1953, he settled in Italy and composed primarily for opera. His works include ten symphonies, chamber music, Lieder and music for ballet, theatre and film.
2After the war, while studying in Heidelberg, he was influenced by the works of composers like Bartok, Berg, and, most importantly, Stravinsky.
3His father was killed on the Eastern Front in WWII. Hans was drafted into the army in 1944, ending the war in a British prisoner-of-war camp. His experiences left him with a lifelong hatred of fascism.
4He was one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. He wrote 10 symphonies and several works for musical theatre. He was noted for his many operas and ballets, and for his commitment to political art.
5He was noted for his many operas and ballets, and for a commitment to political art, which informs much of his work.
6One of the most influential composers of the late 20th century, Henze wrote 10 symphonies and was especially known for his works for music theatre.
7Henze lived with his partner Fausto Moroni from the early sixties and Moroni planned and planted the celebrated hillside garden around La Leprara. Moroni cared for the composer when he suffered a spectacular emotional collapse during which he barely spoke and had to be encouraged to eat, living as though in a coma. Shortly after Henze's sudden recovery in 2007 Moroni died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Elogium Musicum (2008) for large orchestra and chorus singing a text in Latin of Henze's own is an obituary to his partner of more than 40 years.


L'amour à mort1984
Swann in Love1984
Ninguém Duas Vezes1984
Concierto barroco1982TV Movie
Orpheus1979TV Short documentary
Verbotene Schönheit. Hans Werner Henze - ein deutscher Komponist in Italien1977TV Movie documentary
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum1975
NET Opera Theater1974TV Series 1 episode
Novae de infinito laudes1972TV Movie
Der junge Lord1969music by
Der Paukenspieler1967
Young Torless1966
Muriel, or The Time of Return1963
The Royal Ballet1960from ballet "Ondine"

Music Department

Der Prinz von Homburg1994TV Movie music by
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria1985TV Movie music adaptor
Yöjuttu: Merkitty1984TV Movie music - as Henze
Muriel, or The Time of Return1963conductor


Hans Werner Henze: L'Upupa und der Triumph der Sohnesliebe2003TV Movie libretto


The Exorcist1973writer: "Fantasia for Strings"


Partitur einer Freundschaft - Ingeborg Bachmann/Hans Werner Henze2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Adventures of Benjamin Schmid2005Video documentary
Verbotene Schönheit. Hans Werner Henze - ein deutscher Komponist in Italien1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die Wahrheit ist dem Menschen zumutbar1974DocumentaryHimself
C'è musica & musica1972TV Series documentaryHimself
Gut gefragt ist halb gewonnen1967TV SeriesHimself
Hans Werner Henze: Summer of 19661966DocumentaryHimself
Das Profil1965TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

1985CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Music (Meilleure musique)L'amour à mort (1984)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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