Hans Werner Henze-Foundation

„I would like my music to have the same impact in future as it has today.”. Hans Werner Henze, spring 2007

This expresses well the foundation's duty to maintain, save and disseminate the oeuvre of Hans Werner Henze. A further important task the composer passed on to his foundation is the encouragement of young musicians, especially young composers. > more


March 2017
Opernhaus · Magdeburg · Deutschland


Magdeburgische Philharmonie
Dirigent: GMD Kimbo Ishii
April 2017
Grand Hall · Glasgow City Halls · Glasgow · Großbritannien

Symphonie Nr. 7

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Dirigent: Matthias Pintscher
April 2017
Theater · Gütersloh · Deutschland

Elegie für junge Liebende

Landestheater Detmold
Regie: Kay Metzger
Bühne und Kostüme: Michael Heinrich
Dirigent: Lutz...

Reference databases

Michael Kerstan


Welcome to the Hans Werner Henze-Foundation's website! The Maestro's immense oeuvre with all its facets is now accessible online. Please, enjoy surfing, discovering, and maybe you have got any suggestions, an anecdote, an aphorism or even a missing piece of HWH in your attic. Please, don't hesitate and send a mail - we answer as soon as possible.