A tremendous run of music from composer Hanz Werner Henze – an overlooked modernist from the post-war years – and arguably as important to 20th Century
music as better-known names like Boulez, Stockhausen, and Berio! This beautiful package brings together all of Henze's recordings for Deutsche Grammophon with complete artwork – in a hefty box that presents the titles at a level that's way different than most other packages of this nature on the classical market – lots of care taken with each CD, and heavier packaging than just a slim sleeve! Henze's work of this period is amazing – strongly influenced by the European tragedy of WWII, with some of the darkness and depth you'd expect more in earlier-century
modernism – especially in the few vocal works that are included in the package. Included are Henze's Symphonies 1 to 6, Sonata Per Archi, Violin Concerto No 1, Ode An Den Westwind, Concerto Per Contrabbasso, Piano Concerto No 2, 3 Tientos For Guitar, Whispers From Heavenly Death, Being Beauteous, El Cimarron, Elegy For Young Lovers, Der Junge Lord, Undine, Capriccio Per Violoncello, Moralitaten, and lots lots more.