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18 Jan 2010

Henze weekend, Barbican, London

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/df7181d4-0455-11df-8603-00144feabdc0.html

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 18 January 2010]

Having fallen from the public eye in Britain in recent years, Hans Werner Henze basked in the limelight of this two-day tribute involving the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Frankfurt-based Ensemble Modern. With two substantial UK premieres, plus a cross-section of symphonic, piano and vocal music, the weekend did credit to everyone - not least the 83-year-old composer, looking frail but alert as he stood to acknowledge the hefty applause.

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