Hans Werner Henze: Being Beauteous; Kammermusik, 1958.
Chasing an unwavering desire for compositional individuality, Hans Werner Henze experienced a tumultuous career. While his music was widely performed, he could not find a place among the West German musical circles, as he was shunned by both the musical avant-garde, and the traditional Western art music circle. Being Beateous is a cantata based on the poem by Arthur Rimbaud. Henze explores contrasting wealth and poverty in the work, which is inspired by a trip to New York City. His Kammermusik 1958- uber die Hymne In lieblicher Blaue is also included on this release
By Hans Werner Henze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Richard Kraus, Instrumentalists of the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, English Chamber Orchestra. Henze: Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge & Kammermusik 1958. More Hans Werner Henze. Listen to Henze: Whispers from Heavenly Death; 5 Neapolitan Songs; Being Beauteous; Essay on Pigs now. Listen to Henze: Whispers from Heavenly Death; 5 Neapolitan Songs; Being Beauteous; Essay on Pigs in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Hans Werner Henze (1 July 1926 – 27 October 2012) was a German composer. His large oeuvre of works 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. In particular, his stage works reflect "his consistent cultivation of music for the theatre throughout his life".
In: Gramophone, Vol. 94, pp. 87-88. sinfonieorchester des norddeutschen rundfunks sound recordings peter ruzika vocal music hans werner henze.
This brings together two of Hans Werner Henze’s most rapturously lyrical works, both completed in the same year, 1963. Being Beauteous is a 15-minute cantata for coloratura soprano, harp and four cellos, setting Rimbaud’s poem of the same name from his cycle Les Illuminations, and surrounds the spiralling, helium-high soprano lines with velvety cello harmonies and delicate harp adornments. Soprano Anna Prohaska captures its strange, fragile, ecstatic quality perfectly. Despite its title, the final version of Kammermusik 1958 dates from 1963, too, for it was then that Henze added a 12th movement, an epilogue, to the sequence in which tenor settings of the verses of Hölderlin’s hymn In Lieblicher Bläue and movements for solo guitar alternate with instrumental numbers that only rarely use the full ensemble of clarinet, bassoon, horn.
Henze, H: Being Beauteous. NDR Sinfonieorchester. Katharina Kühl, Valentin Priebus, Fabian Diederichs, Andreas Grünkorn, Anna Prohaska, Sophia Whitson. Henze, H: Kammermusik 1958. more musically intricate and perhaps less overtly expressive, too, but it’s one of Henze’s finest, most personal achievements, and superbly played and sung. Henze, Hans Werner (1926-2012). Henze, H: Being Beauteous. Henze, H: Kammermusik 1958 on the hymn 'In lieblicher Bläue'.
Being beauteous; Kammermusik 1958. Anna Prohaska (soprano), Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor), Sophia Whitson (harp), Jürgen Ruck (guitar), Andreas Grünkorn, Fabian Diederichs, Katharina Kühl, Valentin Priebus (cello); NDR ter Ruzicka. Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan introduces his latest work, ‘All the Hills and Vales Along', which is being premiered at The Cumnock Trust next weekend.
Hans Werner Henze (composer 1926-2012) - Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (classicalarchives. com), the largest and best organized classical music site on the web. Biography, musicology. Henze: Violin and Viola Works Peter Sheppard Skærved. Naxos Rel. June 8, 2018. View Album Scharoun Ensemble Berlin.