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.
(Includes original book and slipcase, both in great condition! Barcode has a cutout mark.)