Today’s lunchtime concert features the recently rediscovered music of Ernst Schoen, performed by leading young musicians, singer Lotte Betts-Dean with pianists Joseph Havlat and Samuel Draper.
World-famous for our Library, every concert will also respond to themes suggested by our collections and will feature pop-up displays of original historical materials. You can expect anything from holiday getaways of the past to the lives of 1930s East End anti-fascists to be covered.
The concerts run for no more than 40 minutes, so you can bring your sandwiches along to enjoy while you listen to world-class performers - then be back at your desk before your lunch hour is up.
Meet the Artist
Ernst Schoen was a radio practitioner, writer and lifelong anti-fascist in Weimar Germany, who developed, in collaboration with his school friend Walter Benjamin and others such as Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler and Anton von Webern, a radical sound and radio practice aimed at the dissemination of communist principles through avant-garde techniques. Having studied music with Ferruccio Busoni and Edgard Varèse, Schoen was also a composer and some of his beautiful 12-tone compositions will be presented at this concert.
Need to Know
- Bishopsgate Institute