Compositions by Hans Werner Henze in Words and Music

Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) is considered one of the most significant German-speaking opera composers of the 20th century. Many of his letters remain unpublished. The DFG project "Henze's Artistic Network," located at the Detmold/Paderborn Musicology Seminar under the direction of Prof. Antje Tumat, is currently working on a digital letter edition of selected letters from Henze and his correspondents. At a conversation concert at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold on November 20, 2022, excerpts from his letters were read aloud, with the works the composer discusses in his letters being performed. More information about the event can be found here.