Henze At 80

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20061008

In a reassessment of Hans Werner Henze in his 80th birthday year, Piers Burton-page talks to not only the composer himself, but a clutch of people who know him well.

They include Oliver Knussen, a composer who's conducted much of Henze's work; Paul Crossley the pianist; Peter Jonas, opera boss Munich who has championed much of his work; the singer Ian Bostridge; Sally Groves, Henze's long-time publisher and the German composer, Detlev Glanert.