Classics of the Phonograph

Hans Werner Henze

Sheets of music on stand on stage.

Hans Werner Henze was one of the most promising composers to come out of post World War II Germany. Early on he was a follower of serialism and soon adopted an eclectic style. After 1968, he was an advocate for left-wing revolution. Mainly known for his operas, he also composed symphonies and concertos. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, you will hear samples of Henze’s work.