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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 […]

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