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) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0535/Track05.mp3
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 101 (1942) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0535/Track09.mp3
Trio for Oboe, Violin and Viola, Op. 94 (1941)* https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0535/Track12.mp3
* FIRST RECORDINGS
Catalogue No: TOCC0535EAN/UPC: 5060113445353Release Date: 01.09.2019Composer: Hans Gál Artists: Hanna Pakkala, Irina Zahharenkova, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Reijo Tunkkari, Sakari Oramo, Takuya Takashima
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