Les Voix Étouffées/ Erik Levi/ Andrew Bowie

7 – 9.30pm | Monday | 16 November 2015
Hall Two, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Franz Schreker  Der Wind
Alexandre Tansman  Musique à Six
Viktor Ullmann  Liederbuch des Hafis, Op. 30
Arnold Schoenberg  Ode To Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 43

Assaf Levitin, baritone
Ensemble Voix Etouffées
Amaury du Closel, conductor

Erik Levi, Reader in Music and Director of Performance (Royal Holloway)
Andrew Bowie, Professor of Philosophy and German (Royal Holloway)

Performed by the French ensemble Les Voix Étouffées, with a programme of works by composers who fell victim to state persecution and terror, this concert will be introduced with a debate between philosopher Andrew Bowie and musicologist Erik Levi. What does the loss and reconstruction of such pieces mean for music and freedom of expression, aesthetically, historically, and philosophically?