Archive for: Hans Gal

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…