Hans Werner Henze

Franz Halász - Hans Werner Henze: Guitar Music - 1 (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 22, 2016
Franz Halász - Hans Werner Henze: Guitar Music - 1 (2006)

Franz Halász - Hans Werner Henze: Guitar Music - 1 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:54 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8557344

Often described as one of Europe's foremost living composers, Hans Werner Henze could perhaps more accurately be described as Europe's greatest living composer. Born in 1926, Henze's career spans sixty years, his style encompasses everything from neo-classicism to post-modernism, his works include everything from grand operas to intimate quartets, and his music embraces everything from ecstatic lyricism to agonizing expressionism. In this disc devoted to his music for guitar, Henze's intimate, lyrical, neo-classical side is brilliantly on display from the achingly lovely Drei Tentos (Three Attempts) and Drei Fragmente nach Hölderlin (Three Fragments from Hölderlin) both from 1958 through the intensely dramatic Royal Winter Music from 1979 to the wildly eclectic Selbst- und Zweigespräche (Monologues and Dialogues) from 1985 and Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge (New Folk Songs and Shepherd's Melodies) from 1986.
Hans Werner Henze - Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Complete Violin Concertos (2005, MDG "Scene" # 601 1442-2) [RE-UP]

Hans Werner Henze - Complete Violin Concertos
Torsten Janicke, violin / Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Ehwald
2x CD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 134 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 601 1442-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

"Hans Werner Henze has written three violin concertos so far, separated in his output by gaps of 23 and 26 years. As you'd expect, they are very different pieces stylistically, and hearing them in succession provides a revealing map of the trajectory Henze's evolution has followed in his orchestral music. However, it's the two most widely separated works here that have the most similarities, suggesting how, in some important respects over the last half-century, he has come full circle. (…) The result is arguably one of the strongest of Henze's works from the 1970s; certainly that is how it seems in this very impressively controlled performance from Torsten Janicke and the Magdeburg Philharmonic." ~The Guardian

Hans Werner Henze - Complete Violin Concertos (2005)  Music

Posted by luckburz at April 22, 2014
Hans Werner Henze - Complete Violin Concertos (2005)

Hans Werner Henze - Complete Violin Concertos
Torsten Janicke, violin / Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Christian Ehwald
2x CD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 134 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 601 1442-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

"Hans Werner Henze has written three violin concertos so far, separated in his output by gaps of 23 and 26 years. As you'd expect, they are very different pieces stylistically, and hearing them in succession provides a revealing map of the trajectory Henze's evolution has followed in his orchestral music. However, it's the two most widely separated works here that have the most similarities, suggesting how, in some important respects over the last half-century, he has come full circle. (…) The result is arguably one of the strongest of Henze's works from the 1970s; certainly that is how it seems in this very impressively controlled performance from Torsten Janicke and the Magdeburg Philharmonic." ~The Guardian

Hans Werner Henze - Boulevard Solitude  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 26, 2012
Hans Werner Henze - Boulevard Solitude

Hans Werner Henze - Boulevard Solitude
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers | 379 Mb
Label: Cascavelle - Date: 2010

Boulevard Solitutde is a Lyrisches Drama (lyric drama) or opera in one act by Hans Werner Henze to a German libretto by Grete Weil after the play by Walter Jockisch, in its turn a modern telling of François Prévost's Manon Lescaut.
Hans Werner Henze - Symphonie Nr. 10 · Quattro Poemi · La Selva incantata

Hans Werner Henze - Symphonie Nr. 10 · Quattro Poemi · La Selva incantata
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 291 Mb
Label: Accord - Date: 2004

The Symphony No. 10 has a heartfelt Hymnus framed by a stunningly violent first movement and an equally riled war dance of a third movement. In fact that third movement had me thinking of Grainger's revolutionary ballet The Warriors. The first movement Ein Sturm is not quite as onomatopoeic as the similar works by Nystroem and Sibelius - both inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest. The Henze movement was not related to Shakespeare. All the music here is freely dissonant yet not fragmented. Henze holds true to the ‘long line’ in his thinking and expression.
The Montpellier orchestra know the music well for they give a virtuoso performance …….
Rob Barnett @ musicweb-international.com
Hans Werner Henze - Symphony No. 8, Nachtsucke und Arien, Suite from "The Bassarids"

Hans Werner Henze - Symphony No. 8, Nachtsucke und Arien, Suite from "The Bassarids"
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 401 Mb
Label: Phoenix - Date: 2008

Why there has not been a recording of Hans Werner Henze's 1993 Eighth Symphony before this 2004 recording is anyone's guess. The work is a masterfully scored, brilliantly evocative, and astoundingly beautiful three-movement piece based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. And yet this performance with Markus Stenz leading the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln is its first and only recording. Thankfully, it is an outstanding release in every way.
James Leonard @ AllMusic
Hans Werner Henze - Piano Works (Jan Philip Schulze) [repost]

Hans Werner Henze - Piano Works (Jan Philip Schulze) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 336 Mb
Label: Col Legno - Date: 2006

"Composing without a piano nearby is like a hotel room without a toilet," is Henze's eloquent testimony to the piano's centrality in his life, but music for solo piano has not been a large part of his output. This disc collects a variety of pieces dating from his early twenties to his mid-seventies. What is perhaps most surprising is how much musical continuity it's possible to trace over the course of over 50 years ……
Stephen Eddins @ AllMusic
Hans Werner Henze - Violin Concertos Nos.1-3 - Torsten Janicke (2005)

Hans Werner Henze - Violin Concertos Nos.1-3 - Torsten Janicke (2005)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 2CD 320 Mb
Classical | MDG Scene MDG 601 1242

Hans Werner Henze - Der junge Lord (opera)  Music

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 23, 2011
Hans Werner Henze - Der junge Lord (opera)

Hans Werner Henze - Der junge Lord (opera)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers + Booklet | 2 CD | 605 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1968 | Label: DG

Hans Werner Henze has been a prolific composer over a career spanning six decades, writing extensively in all the standard genres such as symphony, concerto, opera, and song, in a remarkable variety of styles. As he has said, "I am bored by the idea of employing approaches which I have already tried." At times in his career, his controversial political views have attracted almost as much attention as his music.

Hans Werner Henze - La Cubana oder Ein Leben fur die Kunst  Music

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 23, 2011
Hans Werner Henze - La Cubana oder Ein Leben fur die Kunst

Hans Werner Henze - La Cubana oder Ein Leben fur die Kunst
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 2 CD | 384 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1989 | Label: Wergo

Hans Werner Henze has been a prolific composer over a career spanning six decades, writing extensively in all the standard genres such as symphony, concerto, opera, and song, in a remarkable variety of styles. As he has said, "I am bored by the idea of employing approaches which I have already tried." At times in his career, his controversial political views have attracted almost as much attention as his music.