Hans Werner Henze’s compositional output is dominated by the larger genres with their richly differentiated palette of instrumental colors. This CD with the ensemble recherche allows room to, among others, chamber music works that had been unpublished so far, the manuscripts of which are in the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel. It collects a mixed bouquet of occasional pieces, dedicated to close friends and colleagues, spanning a time of approximately two decades: e.g. Yehudi Menuhin, Leon Fleisher, Paul Dessau or his patroness and friend of many years, Margaret, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine. Most pieces are first recordings.
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