Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson releases recordings as Toccata Classics and publishes books on music as Toccata Press. He has written for a wide range of publications, including International Piano, Pianist, Musical Opinion and Tempo among the British musical press, Fanfare, Finnish Music Quarterly and Klassisk further afield, and The Daily Telegraph, The Independent and The Spectator among more mainstream UK publications. He is a former Editor of Economic Affairs for the Institute of Economic Affairs and Association Editor of The OECD Observer for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.

Authored by Martin Anderson:

Gál: The Complete Works for Solo Piano

Sonata, Op. 28; Suite, Op. 24; Two Sonatinas, Op. 58: No. 1 in C; No. 2 in A minor; 24 Preludes, Op. 83; 24 Fugues, Op. 108.Leon McCawley (pf) Avie AV2064 (3 CDs: 78:47; 50:02; 59:54) Hans Gál’s music is a direct reflection of the man – gentle and unemphatic, wearing its immense learning lightly;…

Leon McCawley Talks about Hans Gál’s Piano Music

A three-disc boxed set of piano music recently released by Avie marks the most important step to date in the rediscovery of the music of the Austrian composer Hans Gál (1890–1987). Gál was one of those myriad composers who, being Jewish, found the world turned upside when those twelve mad years of Nazi perversity began.…

Hans Gál in Conversation

This conversation, first published in the Journal of the British Music Society (Vol. 9, 1987, pp. 33–44), was recorded at Dr Gál’s Edinburgh home in December 1986, less than a year before his death on 3 October 1987 . It shows his wit and wisdom undiminished by age. As a performing musician, too, he was…