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Hans Werner Henze «Royal Winter Music-Sonaten»

Marco Minà

The two «Royal Winter Music-Sonaten», written for Julian Bream in 1975-76 and 1979, will be presented in advance according to the original manuscript.
In 1990, a relationship of esteem and friendship developed between the Italian guitarist and the German composer, which, after Henze's death in 2012, led Minà to decide to record the two important works for solo guitar. The pieces are based on texts by William Shakespeare. In 2017, Marco Minà began editing the original manuscript and all available documents at the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel.
In 2022, on the tenth anniversary of Henze's death, both the CD with the two sonatas in world premiere recordings and the new print version of the «Royal Winter Music I» were published by the German publisher Schott Music under the patronage of the H. W. Henze Foundation and the Paul Sacher Foundation.


Marco Minà (guitar), Simon Obert (preliminary talk), Désirée Meiser (reading)


Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012):«Royal Winter Music I+II»: Ritornell, Gloucester, Romeo & Juliet, Ophelia, Oberon, Bottom’s dream


110 minutes, with break


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.


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Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

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