Hans Gál: Chamber Music, Volume Three

These five works, from three different stages of Hans Gál’s long life (1890–1987), all show his consummate craftsmanship but are otherwise quite different in character. The passionate Piano Quartet (1914), downstream from Brahms and Dvořák, brings the grand gestures of Romanticism into the early twentieth century. The 1935 Sonatina in F major for violin and piano, recently rediscovered, and the three Sonatinas from 1956 put a premium on textural clarity and lyrical approachability; here the contrapuntal ingenuity, ceaseless thematic development, harmonic freedom and rhythmic unpredictability of Gál’s language animate the music from within.

Katalin Kertész, violin
Nichola Blakey, (viola 1 – 4)
Cressida Nash, (cello 1 – 4)
Sarah Beth Briggs, piano

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Catalogue No: TOCC0433
EAN/UPC: 5060113444332
Release Date: 01.04.2018
Composer: Hans Gál
Artists: Cressida Nash, Katalin Kertész, Nichola Blakey, Sarah Beth Briggs

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    Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 13 (1914)

  1. Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 13: I Allegro energico un poco sostenuto
  2. Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 13: II Andante con moto
  3. Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 13: III Agitato
  4. Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 13: IV Allegro vivace
  5. Three Sonatinas for violin and piano, Op. 71 (1956)

  6. Sonatina in G major, Op. 71, No. 1: I Allegretto
  7. Sonatina in G major, Op. 71, No. 1: II Tema con variazioni
  8. Sonatina in B flat major, Op. 71, No. 2: I Allegro
  9. Sonatina in B flat major, Op. 71, No. 2: II Cavatina
  10. Sonatina in B flat major, Op. 71, No. 2: III Alla Marcia
  11. Sonatina in F major, Op. 71, No. 3: I Andantino
  12. Sonatina in F major, Op. 71, No. 3:II Alla serenata
  13. Sonatina in F major, Op. 71, No. 3:III Rondo
  14. Sonatina in F major (1934)

  15. Sonatina in F major: I Allegro moderato
  16. Sonatina in F major: II Lento cantabile
  17. Sonatina in F major: III Allegretto giocoso

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