Hans Gál: Chamber Music for Clarinet

Hans Gál: Chamber Music for Clarinet

Like Brahms and Reger, Hans Gál (1890–1987) expressed some of his last musical thoughts in the form of a Clarinet Quintet, this one written when its composer was 87 years old. But the earlier works here – the Serenade written in Vienna between Gál’s expulsion from Nazi Germany and his flight after the Anschluss, and the Trio, composed in his new home of Edinburgh – reveal that its elegiac, autumnal lyricism was his natural mode of expression. In these three scores, indeed, he produced some of the loveliest music in the clarinet repertoire.

Ensemble Burletta
Shelley Levy, clarinet
Katalin Kertész, violin
Joanne Green, violin (Tracks 1 – 3)
Nichola Blakey, viola (Tracks 1 – 3)
Cressida Nash, cello (Tracks 1 – 3)
Pavel Timofeyevsky, piano (Tracks 4 – 6)

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Catalogue No: TOCC0377
EAN/UPC: 5060113443779
Release Date: 01.10.2016
Composer: Hans Gál
Artists: Ensemble Burletta

Listen To This Recording:

    Clarinet Quintet, Op. 107 (1977)*

  1. I Allegro comodo
  2. II Lento – quasi allegretto
  3. III Poco adagio – allegro molto
  4. Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 97 (1950)

  5. I Moderato assai
  6. II Andantino capriccioso
  7. III Tema con variazioni
  8. Serenade for Clarinet, Violin and Cello, Op. 93 (1935)*

  9. I Cantabile
  10. II Burletta
  11. III Intermezzo
  12. IV Giocoso

*First Recordings


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