We’re all very, very pleased and proud to see Sarah Beth Briggs’ wonderful AVIE Records recording of piano concerti by Mozart and Hans Gál get a Gramophone Magazine Critic’s Choice of 2016 from Guy Rickards in the year-end issue of the magazine. Bravos to Sarah and my wonderful colleagues in the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Congrats […]
The final result may be the most compelling reawakening of Schumann in the last decades – and simultaneously a long-overdue vindication of Hans Gál.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Peter Grahame Woolf writing for Musical Pointers Han Gal: Violin Concerto, Violin Concertino & Triptych for Orchestra. Annette-Barbara Vogel, Northern Sinfonia / Kenneth Woods …….The two concertante works for violin from the ’30s, excellently played and recorded, are delightful, provided you accept that Gál was one of his generation not caught up in the European […]