RIP: Hans Werner Henze, German avant-garde composer

RIP: Hans Werner Henze, German avant-garde composer

From The Boston Globe:

German composer Hans Werner Henze, whose prolific and wide-ranging work included a wealth of operas and 10 symphonies, died Saturday, his publisher said. He was 86.

Henze died in the eastern German city of Dresden, longstanding publisher Schott Music said in a statement, calling him ‘‘one of the most important and influential composers of our time.’’ It didn’t disclose the cause of death.

Henze’s work over the decades straddled musical genres. He composed stage works, symphonies, concertos, chamber works and a requiem, and once said that ‘‘many things wander from the concert hall to the stage and vice versa.’’

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