List of compositions by Hans Werner Henze

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Hans Werner Henze in 1960

This is a list of works by German composer Hans Werner Henze (1926 – 2012). Many of them are published by Schott Music.[1]

Operas, music-theatre and other dramatic works[edit]

Symphonies[edit]

Other works for large forces[edit]

  • Kammerkonzert (1946)
  • Concertino (1947)
  • Violin Concerto no. 1 (1947)
  • Suite (1949)
  • Piano Concerto no. 1 (1950)
  • Sinfonische Variationen (1950; withdrawn)
  • Sinfonische Zwischenspiele (1951)
  • Tancredi (1952)
  • Tanz und Salonmusik (1952; revised 1989)
  • Ode an den Westwind for cello and orchestra (1953)
  • Quattro poemi (1955)
  • Sinfonische Etüden (1956; revised as Drei sinfonische Etüden in 1964)
  • Maratona (1956)
  • Jeux des Tritons (1956–57; revised 1967)
  • Hochzeitsmusik (1957)
  • Sonata per archi (1957–58)
  • Drei Dithyramben (1958)
  • Trois pas des Triton (1958)
  • Undine, Suite no. 1 (1958)
  • Undine, Suite no. 2 (1958)
  • Antifone (1960)
  • Los caprichos (1963)
  • Zwischenspiele (1964)
  • Mänadentanz (1965)
  • In memoriam: die weisse Rose (1965)
  • Double Bass Concerto (1966)
  • Double Concerto (1966)
  • Fantasia for Strings (1966)
  • Piano Concerto no. 2 (1967)
  • Telemanniana (1967)
  • Compases para preguntas ensimismadas (1969–70)
  • Violin Concerto no. 2 (1971; revised 1991)
  • Heliogabalus imperator, allegoria per musica (1971–72; revised 1986)
  • Tristan (1972–3)
  • Ragtimes and Habaneras (1975)
  • Aria de la folía española (1977)
  • Il Vitalino raddoppiato (1977)
  • Apollo trionfante (1979)
  • Arien des Orpheus (1979)
  • Barcarola (1979)
  • Dramatische Szenen aus ‘Orpheus’ I (1979)
  • Spielmusiken (1979–80)
  • Deutschlandsberger Mohrentanz no. 1 (1984)
  • Kleine Elegien (1984–85)
  • Englische Liebeslieder for cello and orchestra (1984–85)
  • Deutschlandsberger Mohrentanz no. 2 (1985)
  • Fandango (1986 with Daniel Barenboim; revised 1992)
  • Cinque piccoli concerti e ritornelli (1987)
  • Requiem: 9 geistliche Konzerte (1990–93)
  • La selva incantata, aria and rondo (1991)
  • Introduktion, Thema und Variationen (1992)
  • Appassionatamente, fantasia (1993–4)
  • Seconda sonata per archi (1995)
  • Erlkönig, fantasia (1996)
  • Pulcinellas Erzählungen (1996)
  • Sieben Boleros (1996)
  • Violin Concerto no. 3, Three Portraits from T. Mann's Doktor Faustus (1996)
  • Zigeunerweisen und Sarabanden (1996)
  • Fraternité, air (1999)
  • A Tempest, rounds (2000)
  • Scorribanda Sinfonica (2000–01)
  • L’heure bleue (2001)
  • Sebastian im Traum (2004)
  • Fünf Botschaften für die Königin von Saba (2004)

Ballets[edit]

  • Ballet-Variationen (1949, first staged 1958; revised 1992)
  • Jack Pudding (1949, premiere 1950; withdrawn)
  • Das Vokaltuch der Kammersängerin Rosa Silber (1950, first staged 1958; revised 1990)
  • Le Tombeau d'Orphée (1950, withdrawn)
  • Labyrinth (1951, premiere 1952; revised 1996)
  • Der Idiot (1952, premiere 1952; revised 1990)
  • Pas d’action (1952; withdrawn)
  • Maratona (1956, premiere 1957)
  • Undine (1956-7, premiere 1958)
  • L’usignolo dell’imperatore (1959, premiere 1959)
  • Tancredi (1964, premiere 1966)
  • Orpheus (1978, premiere 1979)
  • Le disperazioni del Signor Pulcinella, libretto by Sergio Sivori, (1992-5, premiere 1997; this ballet is an extended and revised version of Jack Pudding)
  • Le fils de l'air (1995-6, premiere 1997)

Choral[edit]

  • Fünf Madrigäle (1947)
  • Chor gefangener Trojer (1948; revised 1964)
  • Wiegenlied der Mutter Gottes (1948)
  • Jüdische Chronik (1960)
  • Novae de infinito laudes (1962)
  • Cantata della fiaba estrema (1963)
  • Lieder von einer Insel (1964)
  • Muzen Siziliens (1966)
  • Das Floß der Medusa (1968; revised 1990)
  • Mad People's Madrigal (1974–6)
  • Orpheus Behind the Wire (1981–3)
  • Hirtenlieder (1993–5)
  • Elogium Musicum (2008, in memory of Henze's partner Fausto Moroni)
  • Der Opfergang (2010)
  • An den Wind (2011)

Vocal solo[edit]

  • Sechs Lieder (1945; withdrawn)
  • Whispers from Heavenly Death (1948; revised 1999)
  • Der Vorwurf (1948; withdrawn)
  • Apollo et Hyazinthus (1948–9)
  • Chanson Pflastersteine (1950; withdrawn)
  • Fünf neapolitanische Lieder (1956)
  • Nachtstücke und Arien (1957)
  • Kammermusik 1958 (1958; revised 1963)
  • Drei Fragmente nach Hölderlin (1958)
  • Three Arias (1960; revised 1993)
  • Ariosi (1963)
  • Being Beauteous (1963)
  • Ein Landarzt (1964)
  • Versuch über Schweine (1968)
  • El Cimarrón (1969–70)
  • Voices (1973)
  • Heb doch die Stimme an (1975)
  • Kindermund (1975)
  • El rey de Harlem (1979)
  • Three Auden Songs (1983)
  • Drei Lieder über den Schnee (1989)
  • An Sascha (1991)
  • Zwei Konzertarien (1991)
  • Lieder und Tänze (1992–3)
  • Heilige Nacht (1993)
  • Heimlich zur Nacht (1994)
  • Nocturnal Serenade (1996)
  • Sechs Gesänge aus dem Arabischen (1997–8)

Chamber[edit]

  • Kleines Quartett, for oboe, violin, viola, and cello (1945; withdrawn)
  • Sonata, for violin and piano (1946)
  • Sonatina, for flute and piano (1947)
  • String Quartet no. 1 (1947)
  • Kammersonate (1948; revised 1963)
  • String Quartet no. 2 (1952)
  • Wind Quintet (1952)
  • Concerto per il Marigny (1956; withdrawn)
  • Quattro fantasie (1963)
  • Divertimenti (1964)
  • Der junge Törless (1966)
  • L'usignolo dell'imperatore (1970)
  • Fragmente aus einer Show, for brass quintet (1971)
  • Prison Song (1971)
  • Carillon, Récitatif, Masque (1974)
  • String Quartet no. 3 (1975–76)
  • Amicizia! (1976)
  • String Quartet no. 4 (1976)
  • String Quartet no. 5 (1976)
  • Konzertstück (1977–85)
  • L'autunno (1977)
  • Trauer-Ode für Margaret Geddes (1977)
  • Sonata, for viola and piano (1978–79)
  • Sonatina, for violin and piano (1979) [from the opera Pollicino]
  • Le miracle de la rose (Imaginäres Theater II), for clarinet and 13 musicians (1981)
  • Variation, for brass quintet (1981)
  • Von Krebs zu Krebs (1981)
  • Canzona (1982)
  • Sonata, for piccolo trumpet, 2 trumpets, flugelhorn, bass trumpet, 2 trombones, and bass trombone (1983)
  • Sonata, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano [from film score L'amour à mort] (1984)
  • Selbst- und Zwiegespräche (1984–85)
  • Ode an eine Äolsharfe (1985–86)
  • Eine kleine Hausmusik (1986)
  • Allegra e Boris (1987)
  • Fünf Nachtstücke (1990)
  • Paraphrasen über Dostojewsky (1990)
  • Piano Quintet (1990–91)
  • Adagio, for string sextet (1992)
  • Adagio, Serenade (1993)
  • Drei geistliche Konzerte (1994–6)
  • Notturno (1995)
  • Leçons de danse (1996)
  • Minotauros Blues (1996)
  • Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge (1996)
  • Voie lactée ô soeur lumineuse (1996)
  • Drei Märchenbilder, for 2 guitars (1997) [arr. J. Ruck from opera Pollicino]
  • Ein kleines Potpourri, for flute, vibraphone, harp, and piano (2000) [from the opera Boulevard Solitude]

Solo instrumental[edit]

  • Sonatina for piano (1947; withdrawn)
  • Serenade, for cello (1949)
  • Variationen, for piano (1949)
  • Drei Tentos, for guitar (1958; from Kammermusik)
  • Piano Sonata (1959)
  • Six Absences, for harpsichord (1961)
  • Lucy Escott Variations, for harpsichord or piano (1963)
  • Memorias de ‘El Cimarrón’, for guitar (1970)
  • Sonatina for trumpet (1974)
  • Royal Winter Music, Sonata No. 1, for guitar (1975–6)
  • Capriccio, for cello (1976; revised 1981)
  • Sonata, for violin (1976–7; revised 1992)
  • Ländler, for violin (1977; withdrawn)
  • S. Biagio 9 agosto ore 12.07, for double bass (1977)
  • Five Scenes from the Snow Country, for marimba (1978)
  • Margareten-Walzer, for piano (1978)
  • Epitaph, for cello (1979)
  • Etude philarmonique, for violin (1979)
  • Royal Winter Music, Sonata No. 2, for guitar (1979)
  • Toccata senza fuga, for organ (1979; from Orpheus)
  • Drei Märchenbilder, for guitar (1980; from Pollicino)
  • Sechs Stücke für junge Pianisten, for piano (1980; from Orpheus)
  • Cherubino, 3 miniatures for piano (1980–81)
  • Euridice, for harpsichord (1981; revised 1992; from Pollicino)
  • Une petite phrase, for piano (1984; from the film score for Un amour de Swann)
  • Serenade, for violin (1986)
  • La mano sinistra, for piano left hand (1988)
  • Piece for Peter, for piano (1988)
  • Clavierstück, for piano (1989)
  • Für Manfred, for violin (1989)
  • Das Haus Ibach, for piano (1991)
  • Pulcinella disperato, fantasia, arrangement for piano (1991–2; from Le disperazioni del Signor Pulcinella))
  • Minette, arrangements for descant zither and for guitar (1992; from The English Cat)
  • An Brenton, for viola (1993)
  • Für Reinhold, for piano (1994)
  • Toccata mistica, for piano (1994)
  • Serenata notturna, for piano (1996; arrangement of Notturno)
  • Olly on the Shore, for piano (2001)
  • Scorribanda pianistica, for piano (2003)

Arrangements[edit]

  • Die schlafende Prinzessin (1951; withdrawn)
  • Don Chisciotte (1976)
  • Jephte (orat, orch of Carissimi) (1976)
  • Wesendonck-Lieder (1976)
  • Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1981)
  • I sentimenti di Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1982)
  • Der Mann, der vom Tode auferstand (1988)
  • Fürwahr ...?! (1988)
  • Drei Mozartsche Orgelsonaten (1991)
  • Il re Teodoro in Venezia (1991–2)
  • Drei Orchesterstücke (1995)
  • Richard Wagnersche Klavierlieder (1998–9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schott Musik - Hans Werner Henze - Profile". Schott Musik. Retrieved Aug 27, 2013.