Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Hans Gal|Hans Gál : The Four Symphonies

Hans Gál : The Four Symphonies

Orchestra of the Swan - Kenneth Woods

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

These are not new recordings, but instead are reissues of performances of the four symphonies of Austrian composer Hans Gál; they originally appeared paired with the four symphonies of Robert Schumann. That might be a preferable way to listen to them; the slightly odd combination of overall sunny mood and dense motivic work in Gál's pieces fits well with Schumann. The Orchestra of the Swan's performances of this neglected symphonist under conductor Kenneth Woods, however, are solid. The four symphonies were composed between 1927 and 1974, but although they differ in orchestration and flavor, they're recognizably consistent in style, with even the trauma of having his aunt, sister, and son commit suicide due to the Nazi threat not showing up directly in the music. Gál's style doesn't sound much like anyone else's and is a bit hard to sum up, for Gál was neither an atonalist nor a Romantic conservative. Think of Mahler, perhaps, boiled down to more conventional forms. That linkage is especially evident in the Symphony No. 4, Op. 105, which Gál designated a sinfonia concertante; it has a solo group of violin, cello, flute, and clarinet that is woven around the orchestral instruments. There is nothing instantly crowd-pleasing about these pieces, but they will grow on listeners with multiple hearings because of the unique world they create, and for those interested in the revival of this unusual composer this set is certainly worth the time.
© TiVo

More info

Hans Gál : The Four Symphonies

Hans Gal

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From kr125,00/month

1
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 30: I. Moderato
Kenneth Woods
00:10:50

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

2
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 30: II. Burleske
Kenneth Woods
00:05:20

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

3
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 30: III. Elegie
Kenneth Woods
00:08:38

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

4
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 30: IV. Rondo
Kenneth Woods
00:06:35

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

5
Symphony No. 2 in F Major, Op. 53: I. Introduction: Andante – Adagio
Kenneth Woods
00:07:41

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

6
Symphony No. 2 in F Major, Op. 53: II. Allegro energico – Molto moderato
Kenneth Woods
00:08:24

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

7
Symphony No. 2 in F Major, Op. 53: III. Adagio
Kenneth Woods
00:15:21

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

8
Symphony No. 2 in F Major, Op. 53: IV. Allegro moderato ma agitato
Kenneth Woods
00:13:41

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

9
Symphony No. 3 in A Major, Op. 62: I. Andantino – Allegro vigoroso e passionato
Kenneth Woods
00:14:24

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

10
Symphony No. 3 in A Major, Op. 62: II. Andante tranquillo e placido
Kenneth Woods
00:09:23

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

11
Symphony No. 3 in A Major, Op. 62: III. Allegro molto moderato
Kenneth Woods
00:11:13

Hans Gál, Composer - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

12
Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia concertante), Op. 105: I. Improvvisazione - Molto moderato – Allegro moderato
David le Page
00:11:19

David le Page, MainArtist - Hans Gál, Composer - Christopher Allan, MainArtist - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist - Diane Clark, MainArtist - Sally Harrop, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

13
Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia concertante), Op. 105: II. Scherzo leggiero - Vivace ma non presto
David le Page
00:08:12

David le Page, MainArtist - Hans Gál, Composer - Christopher Allan, MainArtist - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist - Diane Clark, MainArtist - Sally Harrop, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

14
Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia concertante), Op. 105: III. Duetto - Adagio
David le Page
00:08:51

David le Page, MainArtist - Hans Gál, Composer - Christopher Allan, MainArtist - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist - Diane Clark, MainArtist - Sally Harrop, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

15
Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia concertante), Op. 105: IV. Buffoneria - Allegro molto vivace
David le Page
00:08:25

David le Page, MainArtist - Hans Gál, Composer - Christopher Allan, MainArtist - Kenneth Woods, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra, MainArtist - Diane Clark, MainArtist - Sally Harrop, MainArtist

(C) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods (P) 2015 Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods

Album Description

These are not new recordings, but instead are reissues of performances of the four symphonies of Austrian composer Hans Gál; they originally appeared paired with the four symphonies of Robert Schumann. That might be a preferable way to listen to them; the slightly odd combination of overall sunny mood and dense motivic work in Gál's pieces fits well with Schumann. The Orchestra of the Swan's performances of this neglected symphonist under conductor Kenneth Woods, however, are solid. The four symphonies were composed between 1927 and 1974, but although they differ in orchestration and flavor, they're recognizably consistent in style, with even the trauma of having his aunt, sister, and son commit suicide due to the Nazi threat not showing up directly in the music. Gál's style doesn't sound much like anyone else's and is a bit hard to sum up, for Gál was neither an atonalist nor a Romantic conservative. Think of Mahler, perhaps, boiled down to more conventional forms. That linkage is especially evident in the Symphony No. 4, Op. 105, which Gál designated a sinfonia concertante; it has a solo group of violin, cello, flute, and clarinet that is woven around the orchestral instruments. There is nothing instantly crowd-pleasing about these pieces, but they will grow on listeners with multiple hearings because of the unique world they create, and for those interested in the revival of this unusual composer this set is certainly worth the time.
© TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

The Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden

From The Fires

Greta Van Fleet

From The Fires Greta Van Fleet

Powerslave

Iron Maiden

Powerslave Iron Maiden

Somewhere in Time

Iron Maiden

Somewhere in Time Iron Maiden
More on Qobuz
By Hans Gal

Hans Gál Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22, K. 482

Hans Gal

Gál: The Complete Works for Solo Piano

Hans Gal

Voices in the Wilderness

Hans Gal

Symphonies

Hans Gal

Symphonies Hans Gal

Hans Gal & Robert Schumann : Symhonies No. 1

Hans Gal

You may also like...

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 7 "Sinfonia Antartica" & Symphony No. 9

Halle

Visions of Prokofiev

Lisa Batiashvili

Visions of Prokofiev Lisa Batiashvili

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Antonín Dvořák

Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris...

Leonard Bernstein

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites - Sibelius: Finlandia...

Leonard Bernstein

In your panoramas...
10 Versions of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

As a proper manifesto of French romanticism, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique marked the 19th century as much as Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring impacted the 20th. Composed in Paris − which at the time was a global crucible for artistic creation − these two masterpieces catapulted musical language into another dimension. On December 5th, 1830 the revolutionary work of 27-year-old Hector Berlioz deeply moved the musicians present in the small room of the old academy of music, among whom were Meyerbeer and Liszt, who were impressed by the extraordinary audacity of this piece presented just three years after Beethoven’s death.

Bruno Walter, Memories of a Departed Legend

Listening to Bruno Walter’s recordings, in light of the splendid remastered editions published by Sony Classical, you tap into a truly humanistic culture. A tremendous conductor, music was his vocation, a way of life and an art of thought. His recordings have conserved his art vocal music, intense but never sentimental, thanks to a clear linearity complemented by a versatile rhythm, ensuring clarity, coherence and vigour.

Koechlin, the Alchemist

Deeply rooted in both tradition and innovation, the immense work of Koechlin bewildered his contemporaries due to its many facets, its freedom and its philosophical dimension. The album finally allows us to grasp the full measure of this sound alchemist and brilliant prophet who, most probably, was born before his time… We’ll be thinking of him on November 27th, the date marking 150 years since his birth.

In the news...