Egon Wellesz, Symphony No 1 (1945), México City, March 2018

Egon Wellesz, Symphony No 1 (1945), México City, March 2018

On 18 March 1938, Méxi­co filed a for­mal pro­test note to the League of Nati­ons in Gene­va to pro­test — as sole coun­try — against the “Anschluss”, the annexa­ti­on of Aus­tria into Nazi Ger­ma­ny on 12 March 1938.

On March 10 and 11, 2018, Jörg Bir­han­ce will con­duct a sym­pho­nic con­cert with the Orques­ta filar­mó­ni­ca de la Ciu­dad de Méxi­co, com­me­mo­ra­ting 80 years of both the Anschluss and the noble-hear­ted act of Méxi­co.

The pro­gram inclu­des the Mexi­can first per­for­mance of Sym­pho­ny No 1 by Egon Wel­lesz (1885–1974), who­se exi­le had begun exact­ly on 12 March 1938, as rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ve of the Aus­tri­an exi­led com­po­sers. Fur­t­her, he will con­duct the ori­gi­nal ver­si­on of the Sui­te “Redes” by Sil­vest­re Revu­el­tas (1899–1940) and the Sym­pho­ny No 92 “Oxford” by Joseph Haydn (1732–1809).

On March 25, Jörg Bir­han­ce will con­duct the Orques­ta filar­mó­ni­ca de Zaca­te­cas. Again in pro­gram: Sym­pho­ny No 1 by Egon Wel­lesz, the ori­gi­nal ver­si­on of the Sui­te “Redes” by Sil­vest­re Revu­el­tas, com­ple­ted by L.v. Beet­ho­ven: Pia­no Con­cer­to No 5 “Empe­re­or”, Soloist: Jef­frey Bie­gel.

The con­certs are kind­ly sup­por­ted by Öster­rei­chi­sches Kul­tur­fo­rum in Méxi­co and the Egon Wel­lesz-Fonds at Gesell­schaft der Musik­freun­de in Wien.

Spe­cial thanks to Scott Yoo (OFCM), Anto­nio Man­zo (OFILZAC), Rober­to Kolb Neu­haus (UNAM) as well as very much Rosa María Cas­tro Val­le Küh­ne and Die­go Cán­da­no Laris (Mexi­can Embas­sy in Vien­na).

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