Who you’re hearing- Bobby and Hans volume 1

Following on from our recent post listing all of the artists on the Orchestra of the Swan recording Mahler’s  Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen as arranged by Schoenberg on SOMM Recordings, we are now happy to post the personnel for the Avie Records recording of Hans Gál and Robert Schumann’s 3rd Symphonies.

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I highly recommend you check out  my descriptions (part I, part II and part III) of the incredibly intense rehearsal and recording process for this disc, which gives you some sense of just how hard these wonderful musicians worked.

Given how much praise the individual players’ artistry has gotten in reviews, including raves for the trombones’ work in the slow movement of the Schumann, and the solo playing for flute, oboe, clarinet and horn in the Gál, It’s great that readers can now see who deserves the credit:




David Le Page 1st Violin
Amelia Jones 1st Violin
Catherine Leech 1st Violin
Liz Hodson 1st Violin
Amy Littlewood 1st Violin
Rebekah Allan 1st Violin
Victoria Barnes 1st Violin
Bogdan Offenberg 1st Violin
Simon Chalk 2nd Violin
Ivor McGregor 2nd Violin
Caroline Mitchell 2nd Violin
Naomi Rump 2nd Violin
Shulah Oliver 2nd Violin
Catalin Chelaru 2nd Violin
Adrian Turner Viola
Vanessa Murby Viola
Mark Chivers Viola
Amy Wein Viola
Nick Stringfellow Cello
Hans Nygaard Cello
Anna Joubert Cello
Sara Lane Rees Cello
Ben Griffiths Double Bass
Ayse Osman Double Bass
Diane Clark Flute
Nick Bhattacharjee Flute
Jane Spiers Piccolo
Victoria Brawn Oboe
Louise Braithwaite Oboe
Sally Harrop Clarinet
Luan Shaw Clarinet
Philip Brookes Bassoon
Maria Mealey Bassoon
David Garbutt Horn
Alan Tokeley Horn
Alison Bach Horn
Craig Macdonald Horn
Mary Stuart Horn
Hugh Davies Trumpet
Dave Shead Trumpet
Martha Ann Brookes Trombone
Emily White Trombone
Andrew Clennell Bass Trombone
David Powell Tuba
Tim Farmer Timpani
Kenneth Woods Conductor
Jon Rogers Manager


The Bobby and Hans project depends on the generous sponsorship of music lovers and friends of the Orchestra of the Swan. Without your help, the orchestral music of Gal will remain unheard. We hope you will give what you can to keep the music playing.



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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

Learn about Kenneth at www.kennethwoods.net

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