Orchestral and ensemble works 1965

In memoriam: The White Rose (In memoriam: Die Weiße Rose)

Double fugue for twelve instruments

Year of composition 1965
Duration 9 minutes

World premiere

World premiere 16. march 1965

Bologna · Rassegna della Resistenza Europea · Teatro Comunale

Members of the Orchestra Comunale di Bologna
Conductor Bruno Maderna

Comment

An epitaph for Hans and Sophie Scholl and the friends of their heroic antifascist movement (historically remembered under the name of “The White Rose”) for which they gave their lives.

Hans Werner Henze

Cast

1 Flauto
1 Corno inglese
1 Clarinetto basso
1 Fagotto

1 Corno
1 Tromba
1 Trombone

2 Violini
1 Viola
1 Violoncello
1 Contrabbasso