Commissioned by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Year of composition 1963
Duration 20 minutes
I Nobody knows one’s own self
II Birds of a feather flock together
III The sleep of reason gives birth to monsters
IV Who is more devoted?
V She says “yes”, stretching out her hand to the first man who comes along
VI Of which illness will he die?
VIII There was no way out
IX Beautiful mistress!
World premiere April 6th, 1967
Conductor Christoph von Dohnányi
Composition based on nine etchings from Goya’s satire on society of the same title (1796/98).
Hans Werner Henze
|1 Corno inglese|
|1 Clarinetto basso|