Henze: Guitar Music, Volume 1, Franz Halasz
One of Europe's foremost living composers, Hans Werner Henze has written an extraordinarily prolific quantity of music in every genre. This disc of his guitar music spans almost thirty years of his career and ranges from Royal Winter Music, a virtuosic sonata which extends the boundaries of guitar technique, to the folk music-like Neu Volkslieder und Hirtengesange, inspired by Austrian peasant songs.
1-3. Royal Winter Music: Second Sonata on Shakespearean Characters for Guitar
4-6. 3 Fragmente nach Holderlin (3 Fragments from Holderlin)
7-9. 3 Tentos (3 Attempts)
10. Selbst und Zwiegesprache (Monologues and Dialogues)
11-17. Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesange
Franz Halasz, guitar
Colin Balzer, tenor
Deborah Halasz, piano
Gottfried Schneider, violin
Sophia Reuter, viola
Sebastian Hess, cello
Karsten Nagel, bassoon
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