Hans Gal- Violin Concerti, Triptych

Hans Gal (1890-1987)
Violin Concerto, opus 39 (1932)
Triptych for Orchestra, opus 100 (1970)
Concertino for Violin and Strings, opus 52 (1939)

Northern Sinfonia
Annette-Barbara Vogel- violin

Recorded September 7-9, 20-21 2009, Hall 1, The Sage, Gateshead
Produced, engineered and edited by Simon Fox-Gal
Released June, 2010
Avie Records (AV 2146)

For more details, please go to the Bobby  and Hans home page.


Critical Reaction

“This superb new disc…Woods directs a highly polished account but the
orchestral playing throughout is most assured. Avie’s sound is excellent but it
is the music that compels attention. Strongly recommended.”
The Gramophone

Classical Music Magazine

“Woods phrases with distinction, and aims for clarity in Gál’s contrapuntal
textures… plus the kind of open-hearted warmth this soaring music
requires to make its case.”
FANFARE Magazine

“A real treat….perceptively fluid… warm and supportive sound… committed performances”
The Strad

“The performances and the recording are of a consistently high standard.
The Northern Sinfonia …… are probably better than anything he ever
heard in this country. But most importantly, both orchestra and
conductor Kenneth Woods are sensitive to the lightness of the
textures and always elegantly balance the soloist.”
Classical CD Reviews

“A splendid CD which should give pleasure and satisfaction to collectors
and which deserves to feature on radio programmes everywhere.”
Musical Pointers

“Such transparent and highly-crafted scores are given superbly prepared
performances…  playing here is first-class, so too the quick-witted response
of Northern Sinfonia under Kenneth Woods.”