wocomoMUSIC releases the documentary part of the 2002 DVD "Memoirs of an Outsider" on Youtube. The composer portrait was produced by Dennis Marks for RM Associates in collaboration with Hessischer Rundfunk. The original DVD release also included a LIVE recording of the "Requiem" performed by Ensemble Modern under the direction of Ingo Metzmacher.

Hans Werner Henze: "I don't often listen to my earlier stuff. But there comes a moment when you ask yourself: Did I really do that? Was I that great?"

As part of the Ruhrtriennale 2010, Hans Werner Henze's opera "Gisela" was premiered in a spectacular production in the Zeche Zweckel machine hall in Gladbeck.

Hans Werner Henze had a special relationship with Berlin, which started to form in the last weeks of World War 2. He returned to the city frequently, whether as conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, as a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg or to attend the numerous premieres and first performances of his operas at Berlin's three opera houses.


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