For the first time since the First World War, experience the lost music and stories from its victims: composers and poets, soldiers and civilians. Performed LIVE with audio, video, immersive visual imagery, and a newspaper to guide you.
SYDNEY - July 19, 2019
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
excerpts from a performance at
Premiere of "Music When Soft Voices Die" by F. S. Kelly
excerpt from the original production
Eisenhower Presidential Library &
Kansas State University
Australian composer F. S. Kelly perished in the Battle of the Somme. Kelly was also a gold medal-winning rower at the 1908 London Olympics. We present world premieres of newly discovered pieces along with the national premieres of many of his rare works.
"A Elle" by Alberic Magnard who perished and burned with his house along with nearly all of his unpublished compositions after a German invasion of his hometown in Baron, France.