Author Topic: Hans Gal(1890-1987)  (Read 4781 times)

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Offline Scion7

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Re: Hans Gal [1890-1987]
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2017, 01:23:49 PM »
I quite like the piano trios but have not listened to the symphonies yet. I should do it this week.

I think you'll be pleased.
Number 3 and 4, especially, are very well written.
Gal was not a hands-wringing Romantic - he's much more on the lyrical / melodic side, but with 20th century chromaticism.
This is mostly absolute music, with an aim to tickle the intellect, rather than ponder the fate of political prisoners in some dark, forgotten cell, or yearning for an unobtainable love, etc.
He has his own style, and it is an interesting niche.  The more of his music I hear, the more I like it.  Seek out the other chamber works and the Organ concertino, also.
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Offline Papy Oli

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Re: Hans Gal(1890-1987)
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2020, 04:14:21 AM »
Bump for this worthy fellow.

There are some absolute melodic gems scattered all over those albums, just for starters:

3 intermezzos and the sonatas for 2 violins and piano on this one :



3 Marionetten on this one :



And the 2 Cello sonatas on this one:


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Re: Hans Gal(1890-1987)
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2020, 01:16:06 AM »
I'd also recommend The Clarinet Quintet on this release :

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Re: Hans Gal(1890-1987)
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2020, 07:10:20 AM »
My favorite work by him I’ve heard so far is his early Piano Quartet in B-flat (recorded by Toccata Classics), an inventive and melodious work. I’ve found his symphonies and concerti to be pleasant but not particularly memorable and too consistently understated for my taste. I’ll have to investigate more of his chamber music.
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