CD Review- Gramophone on Gal Violin Concerti and Triptych for Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine September 2010 Orchestral reviews Gál Violin Concerto, Op 39. Violin Concertino, Op 52. Triptych, Op 100 Annette-Barbara Vogel vn Northern Sinfonia/Kenneth Woods Avie ® AV2146 (70’ DDD) Premiere recordings of three gloriously tuneful late-Romantic masterworks Hard on the heels of Gil’s violin sonatas and Suite (8/10) comes this superb new disc featuring the […]

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Classical Music- RECORDING OF THE FORTNIGHT, Gal Vn Concerti, Triptych

From Classical Music Magazine, 31 July 2010 RECORDING OF THE FORTNIGHT Gal: Violin Concerto and Concertino, Triptych for Orchestra Annette-Barbara Vogel, Northern Sinfonia/Kenneth Woods Avie 2146 Add to the rhapsodic glow of Strauss or Korngold flecks of virtuosic humour and, in the case of the Concertino of 1939, darker hues, and you have Hans Gal’s […]

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The best program you never heard in your life

You can call it the best program you’ve never heard in your life. You can call it the almost revelatory program that almost happened- what you can’t call it is the program for the final concert of the Harlech Orchestral Summer School, which I’m now preparing for. Harlech is an intense week long program that […]

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Concert Review- Surrey Advertiser on SMP Brahms 4, Tchaik Vn and Schumann Manfred

From the Surrey Advertiser July 9, 2010 Ambitious programme draws Surrey Mozart Players’ season to a close. The Surrey Mozart Players concluded their 2009/10 season and their run of Schumann’s orchestrals works with a most ambitious programme in the Electric Theatre. Under their charismatic conductor Kenneth Woods, they gave an inspired performance of  one of […]

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CD Review- The Strad on Gal Violin Concerti and Triptych for Orchestra

From the August 2010 issue of The Strad Gál Violin Concerto op 39, Vioin Concertino op 52, Triptych op 100 Annette Barbara Vogel, violin Northern Sinfonia/Kenneth Woods Here’s a real treat: a pair of long-list violin concertos from that most fecund decade for the medium, the 1930’s. Hans Gál (1890-1987) was a Viennese-Jewish composer who […]

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Classical CD Reviews on Hans Gal Violin Concerti and Triptych for Orchestra

There is a new and perceptive review of the new Gal CD at Classical CD Reviews by critic Gavin Dixon here– ….Gál’s aesthetic is inherited directly from the tail-end of the Austro-German Romantic tradition. His musicbears many similarities with that of Franz Schmidt, although not the long, lyrical melodic lines that characterise so much of […]

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