Skip to comments.German composer Hans Werner Henze dies at 86
Posted on 10/27/2012 10:06:35 AM PDT by EveningStar
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.
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IIRC he was a bit of a Marxist but, that aside, a great composer. I first heard of him via the oratorio “The Raft of the Frigate Medusa” and then through a number of his operas. RIP.
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His music was used in The Exorcist.
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