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Reiselieder mit böhmischen Quinten [2016]

Autobiographische Mitteilungen 1926–1995

Paperback, 632 pages
Publisher: Fischer

Published in 2016

Language German

ISBN 978-3-596-31053-1

Fischer’s paperback publishers has relaunched a reprint of the composer's autobiography on occasion of his 90th birthday. Finally this long time out of stock text is available again in the bookshops.

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Reiselieder mit böhmischen Quinten

Autobiographische Mitteilungen 1926 - 1995
Hans Werner Henze
Reiselieder mit böhmischen Quinten

On the creation of the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano

Hans Werner Henze founded the Cantiere in 1976 and directed it for five years. With the realisation of joint projects by residents of all ages with internationally renowned artists and young talents, it quickly became one of the most important music festivals in Italy and also in Europe, if the focus is on the educational and social implications.

On the creation of the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano
Cancelled premiere of "The Raft of the Medusa" on 9 December 1968 in Hamburg

On the "Medusa Scandal" in Hamburg in 1968

In his autobiography, Hans Werner Henze remembers the circumstances of the cancelled premiere of his oratorio "The Raft of the Medusa" on 9 December 1968 in Hamburg.

On the "Medusa Scandal" in Hamburg in 1968
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Rudi Dutschke at La Leprara

After the assassination attempt on Rudi Dutschke and his expulsion from Switzerland, Dutschke recovers at La Leprara, 1968. Excerpt from the autobiography "Reiselieder mit böhmischen Quinten: Autobiographische Mitteilungen 1926–1995"

Rudi Dutschke at La Leprara
After the premiere of "Nocturnes and Arias (Nachtstücke und Arien)", Donaueschingen 1957

Outrage at the Donaueschingen Music Festival 1957

The premiere of Nachtstücke und Arien (Nocturnes and Arias) at the Donaueschingen Music Festival in 1957 led to a veritable scandal, after which Hans Werner Henze's music has not been performed there ever since.
Excerpt from the autobiography "Reiselieder mit böhmischen Quinten: Autobiographische Mitteilungen 1926–1995"

Outrage at the Donaueschingen Music Festival 1957
With Igor Stravinsky, Rome 1954

Stravinsky and Turmoil

In 1954, the composer experienced his first scandal at the Roman premiere of Boulevard Solitude. The claqueurs had been paid by someone else. And Igor Stravinsky, the greatest living composer at the time, was denied entry to the opera house, the Teatro Costanzi. Here is the excerpt from Henze's autobiography:

Stravinsky and Turmoil

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