Hans Gal and Egon Wellesz
"Continental Britons: Hans Gál and Egon Wellesz" is the first exhibition in this series. The Vienneses composers Hans Gál (1890-1987) and Egon Wellesz (1885-1974) belonged to the stars of the German-language music scene during the Interwar period. Their works were played in all important Austrian and German concert halls and opera stages. After their displacement from Vienna in 1938 both fled to Great Britain where they were detained as "enemy aliens" after start of the war. They stayed in their new home country, were appointed to universities and composed up until old age. By their example the whole variety of the music city Vienna can be realised - but also their sacrifices as consequences of war and anti-Semitism.