CD Review- Gramophone Magazine on Gál and Mozart Piano Concerti

A new review in the July issue of Gramophone Magazine from Guy Rickards for Sarah Beth Briggs stunning new recording of piano concerti by Hans Gál and Mozart with the Royal Northern Sinfonia on AVIE Records “If there is a happier twentieth-century piano concerto than Hans Gál’s of 1948, I don’t know what it is…Sarah Seth […]

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Session Diaries- Bobby and Hans vol. 3 with Orchestra of the Swan, Monday morning…

Monday, 3 December, 2012 Session 1- 10:00 AM Scheduled: Schumann- Symphony no. 4, mvts 1 and 2 Recording is like nothing else- getting great material on disc requires a rather unforgiving balance of precision and passion. To get the kind of passion and energy that makes a recorded performance leap out of the speakers, the […]

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Explore the Score- Bobby Schumann busts out the Klangfarbenmelodie

Klangfarbenmelodie, or “tone colour melody” is one of those 2 dollar words we all learned in undergraduate music history class. Simply described, in Klangfarbenmelodie, a single melodic line jumps from instrument to instrument, creating a more-or-less constantly varied coloration of the melodic line. It’s a word we normally associate with the composers of the New […]

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CD Review- Sunday New York Times on Bobby and Hans vol. 2

A new review for the Orchestra of the Swan’s recording of Hans Gal’s Fourth Symphony and Schumann’s Second from fellow Wisconsin native/cheesehead James R. Oestreich, in the June 3rd edition of the New York Times. Read the whole thing here.  A short sample follows Click here to order from MDT Click here to order from […]

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CD Review- Classical Source on Bobby and Hans vol. 2

A new review for the Orchestra of the Swan’s new recording of Hans Gal’s Fourth Symphony and Schumann’s Second from critic Colin Anderson, editor at Classical Source. Read the whole thing here. A short sample follows Click here to order from MDT Click here to order from Amazon.co.uk Click here to order from Amazon.com   Gal: […]

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CD Review- MusicWeb International on Bobby and Hans vol. 1

Critic Rob Barnett at MusicWeb is a little suspicious about coupling Bobby and Hans: “I don’t hold with the practice of coupling the classical familiar with the 20th century unfamiliar.  I wonder if it does sell more discs… For me it is dilution not addition.” It’s a fair question. We’ve been planning a blog post for a long […]

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CD Review- Classic FM Magazine on Bobby and Hans volume 1

A new review in the September Classic FM Magazine of Bobby and Hans volume 1 from Andrew Mellor, now on newsstands. An excerpt follows:       Get your copy direct from Avie   Download from iTunes Order Here from Presto Classical From Classic FM Magazine September 2011 Schumann, Gal **** (Four stars) “Rhenish” Symphony […]

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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 […]

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