Hans Gál (1890–1987) wrote extensively for the viola, including several remarkable works dating from the first decade of his new life in Edinburgh, where he took refuge after the Nazis seized power in his native Austria. His poignant Suite Concertante for viola and orchestra – effectively a concerto for the instrument – is joined here by three substantial chamber works, all infused with Gál’s trademark lyricism.
Hanna Pakkala, viola
Reijo Tunkkari, violin (Tracks 5-8, 12-15)
Irina Zahharenkova, piano (Tracks 9–11)
Takuya Takashima, oboe (Tracks 12–15)
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra (Tracks 1–4)
Sakari Oramo, conductor (Tracks 1–4)
Divertimento for Violin and Viola, Op. 90, No. 3 (1969)
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 101 (1942)
Trio for Oboe, Violin and Viola, Op. 94 (1941)*
* FIRST RECORDINGS
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Catalogue No: TOCC0535EAN/UPC: 5060113445353Release Date: 01.09.2019Composer: Hans Gál Artists: Hanna Pakkala,
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra,
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