Exile 1938: Egon Wellesz – Chamber Music
11 July 2018, 19:30
The day of the “Anschluss” also marked the beginning of Egon Wellesz’ exile: he was in Amsterdam together with Bruno Walter, who first performed Wellesz’ “Prosperos Beschwörungen” in The Netherlands with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Shortly after, Wellesz found exile in Oxford, where he got an ad-personam chair at Lincoln College. However, the relatively comfortable situation there could not hide the fact that he was now, like so many other composers of his generation, uprooted.
Suite for Violoncello solo, op. 39
Lieder aus Wien, op. 82 (H.C. Artmann)
String Quartett No. 5 ‘In memoriam’, op. 60
Gebhard Heegmann, Bariton
Hemma Tuppy, Piano
Anastasia Haradze, Violin
Polina Winkler, Violin
Clara Schwaiger, Viola
Ion Storojenco, Cello
Welcoming Address: Prof. MMag. Dr. Hartmut Krones, President of Egon-Wellesz-Fonds
Concert Introduction: Jörg Birhance, Conductor and Artistic Director of EMIV
With friendly support by the Egon-Wellesz-Fonds bei der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien.
The concert takes place in Freskensaal of Schloss Laudon, Mauerbachstr. 43-45, 1140 Vienna.
The entrance is free, donations are kindly collected for the EMIV scholarship fonds.
Due to limited seats, a reservation by email is strongly recommended.