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Mon 27 Aug, 2018:
Gál: Piano Trio in E major, Op 18; Variations on a popular Viennese tune, Op 9; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67

Here's yet another welcome addition to the Hans Gál discography from AVIE Records, this time showcasing his substantial Piano Trio in E major dating...

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Wed 06 Sep, 2017:
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104; Klid ('Silent Woods'), Op 68 No 5; Bloch: Schelomo

Marc Coppey gives one of the most sensitively shaped, engagingly perceptive accounts of Dvořák's towering Cello Concerto to have come my way in some...

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Fri 28 Apr, 2017:
Joubert: Jane Eyre

Begun in 1987 and completed a decade later, John Joubert’s Jane Eyre received its belated professional premiere in a concert performance in...

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Fri 10 Jun, 2016:
Abrahamsen: Works for Wind Quintet

The Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen (born 1952) is a master of exquisitely composed music that says much through brevity and refinement. He also...

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Tue 31 May, 2016:
Gál: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op 57; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat major, K 482

I've sung the praises of Hans Gál's music previously on Classical Ear (see my reviews – from 9 July 2013 and 12 June 2014 – of his first two...

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Tue 10 May, 2016:
Krenek: Piano Concertos – No 1 in F sharp major, Op 18; No 2, Op 81; No 3, Op 107

Vienna-born Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) wrote the First of his four piano concertos in 1923. Playing for half an hour and cast in four linked movements,...

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Thu 12 Jun, 2014:
Gál: Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 30; Schumann: Symphony No 1 in B flat major, Op 38 (Spring)

The First of Hans Gál's four symphonies was completed in November 1927 and premiered in Düsseldorf 13 months later. It is a compact, skilfully...

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Tue 06 May, 2014:
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104; Rondo; Silent Woods; Slavonic Dance No 8; Lasst mich allein; Goin' Home; Songs my mother taught me

The first point to strike home about the Concerto is the way Jiří Bĕlohlávek swings at the opening tutti, dancing his way through it to meet Alisa...

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Fri 21 Feb, 2014:
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85; Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33; Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94; Silent Woods, Op 68 No 5

Jacqueline du Pré's 1965 EMI recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto is often regarded as the benchmark recording of this sublime, autumnal work. Did...

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Tue 09 Jul, 2013:
Gál: Symphony No 2 in F major, Op 53; Schumann: Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120

Now here's quite a find. Austrian-born Hans Gál (1890-1987) took flight from Nazi Germany in 1938, eventually settling in Edinburgh (where he became...

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