Explore the Score- Gal Cello Concerto

“Whilst it may be a long road before the symphonies promoted by Kenneth Woods become regular concert fare (he can’t be everywhere !) the chances for this marvellous cello concerto to become part of “the repertoire” are far better, since soloists play a big part in publicising concertos which they favour…Meneses looks to students to […]

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CD Review- Dallas Morning News on Bobby and Hans vol. 1, and Gal Triptych for Orchestra

Hans Gal takes Texas by storm! Published today in the Dallas Morning news: a joint review of two discs featuring the orchestral music of Hans Gal. Last year’s recording of the Gal Violin Concerto, Concertino for Violin and Strings and Triptych for Orchestra with Northern Sinfonia is listened to alongside the new disc of Gal […]

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Featured CD Review- Bobby and Hans volume 1, The Classical Review

Martin Anderson has a review of my upcoming release of Robert Schumann and Hans Gal’s Third Symphonies with Orchestra of the Swan at the website The Classical Review. Also reviewed is TZ’s recording with Northern Sinfonia of Gal 1 and Schubert 6. At the time of publication, it was/is The Classical Review’s “featured CD review.” […]

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Classical Music Magazine on KW and Gal

There is a very nice piece in the current issue of Classical Music magazine on music of Hans Gal and our current efforts to get his music on disc. Click on the scan below to see a full sized (and easier to read) version. Regular Vftp readers will know that the first Gal CD discussed […]

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International Record Review- Special feature on Hans Gal

The November/December issue of International Record Review features a 2 full-page feature on recent recordings of the music of Hans Gal, headlined by a review of our new recording of Triptych and the violin concerti. Martin Anderson is the reviewer. “At last a CD devoted entirely to Gal’s orchestral music has recently been released, which […]

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CD Review- Fanfare Magazine on Gal Triptych, Violin Concerto and Conertino

From the November/December 2010 issue of Fanfare Magazine- entire article available for Fanfare subcribers. Excerpt below: CD Review by Barry Brenesal GÁL Violin Concerto. Triptych. Concertino for Violin and String Orchestra • Kenneth Woods, cond; Annette-Barbara Vogel (vn); Northern Sinf • AVIE 2146 (70:14) …. You’ll find no answers on this CD, but you will find some excellent music. […]

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CD Review- MusicWeb International on Gal Triptych and Violin Concerti

From MusicWeb International, published October 5, 2010 ….TheViolin Concerto comes from the period 1931-2 when Gál was at his most successful in Germany. It is in many ways quite an untroubled work. Throughout it I kept pinching myself that this was not a British concerto as it seems to bear little relationship with the Austro-Germanic […]

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CD Review- Classic FM Magazine on Gal Violin Concerti and Triptych

Classic FM, October 2010 issue Gál Violin Concerto, Triptych, Concertino for Violin and Strings Annette-Barbara Vogel, Northern Sinfonia/Kenneth Woods ***** (Five stars) One of  a generation of native-born refugees from Nazi-dominated Austria in the 1930’s, Hans Gál spent the rest of his life in Edinburgh. There he became better known as a teacher, editor and […]

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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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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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