Hans Werner Henze

1926 - 2012

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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".Henze was also known for his political convictions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Werner Henze has received more than 226,521 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Hans Werner Henze is the 392nd most popular composer (down from 362nd in 2019), the 1,546th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,380th in 2019) and the 57th most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Hans Werner Henze ranks 392 out of 1,216Before him are Giovanni Legrenzi, Josef Rheinberger, Ferdinand Ries, Georges Delerue, Johann Baptist Wanhal, and Alfredo Casella. After him are Ernest Ansermet, Adriano Banchieri, Johannes Tinctoris, Anatoly Lyadov, Bernardo Pasquini, and John Koukouzelis.

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Among people born in 1926, Hans Werner Henze ranks 101Before him are Yoshio Okada, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Francisco Rabal, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Siegfried Lenz, and John Schlesinger. After him are Roger Corman, Patricia Neal, Sydney Chaplin, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, Hugo Banzer, and Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo. Among people deceased in 2012, Hans Werner Henze ranks 76Before him are Sergio Oliva, Chaleo Yoovidhya, David Kelly, Bingu wa Mutharika, Teófilo Stevenson, and Scott McKenzie. After him are Carl Johan Bernadotte, Gore Vidal, Griselda Blanco, Santiago Carrillo, Maurice Herzog, and Galina Vishnevskaya.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Werner Henze ranks 1,546 out of 6,142Before him are Peter Minuit (1589), Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), Andreas Sigismund Marggraf (1709), Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813), Eugen Fink (1905), and Rudolf Arnheim (1904). After him are Ludwig Borchardt (1863), Max Pechstein (1881), Hans Hartung (1904), Bernhardus Varenius (1622), Hans Langsdorff (1894), and Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt (1752).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Hans Werner Henze ranks 57Before him are Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Friedrich von Flotow (1812), Johann Schein (1586), Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), Klaus Schulze (1947), and Ferdinand Ries (1784). After him are Wolfgang Wagner (1919), Johann van Beethoven (1740), Hugo Riemann (1849), Albert Lortzing (1801), Heinrich Marschner (1795), and Johann Christoph Bach (1671).