Collaborative project with IMK Music Society based in Vienna, Austria,

and the Festival of Contemporary Music FORUM VOIX ETOUFFÉES 2019

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Europe Time Zone

Auditorium des Konservatorium in cite de la musique of Strasbourg, France

Forum Voix Étouffées is one of the main European structures for studying and disseminating works by composers who were victims of Nazism. The Festival offers the rediscovery of the works of composers proscribed under the totalitarianism of the 20th century.

This traveling Festival brings together 21 partners in 13 EU member countries. And It offers a program of concerts and meetings in France from September to October 2019.

Lyrica Classic contributed to the festival by presenting a very rare performed vocal cycle for soprano and strings – Sonette der Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Egon Wellesz.

Egon Wellesz

1885 – 1975

Egon Wellesz was an Austrian-born composer, teacher and musicologist. During the inter-war years, Wellesz worked with many of the composers of the Second Viennese School including Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern. After the German annexation of Austria in 1938, Wellesz fled to England where he made a career as a lecturer at Oxford University. His output includes nine symphonies, nine string quartets, an octet, piano and violin concertos, chamber music and numerous stage works including ballets and six operas; the opera Die Bakchantinnen was recorded in 2002 by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. He also wrote books on Oriental and Byzantine music, and a biography of Schoenberg.


  • Egon Wellesz: Sonette der Elizabeth Barrett Browning, for soprano and strings
  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto funèbre, for violin and strings
  • Arnold Schönberg: La Nuit transfigurée, for violin and strings


  • Conductor Conrad van Alphen
  • Violinist Kristian Sukhova
  • Soprano Yulia Petrachuk

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