Hans Gál: Symphony No. 3; Schumann: Symphony No. 3 / Woods

Audio Samples

>Gál, Hans : Symphony no 3 in A major, Op. 62
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"

Album Summary

>Gál, Hans : Symphony no 3 in A major, Op. 62
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
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Notes & Reviews:

Avie continues to bring the music of Hans Gál to light with the world premiere recording of the

"Gloriously tuneful late-Romantic masterworks ... music that compels attention." - Gramophone

Classic FM Magazine
[the Rhenish] is well-paced with a particularly effective Scherzo and some very stylish string playing. It's adventuring through the Gál, though, that brings the best from Woods and his musicians. A sense of excitement quickly creeps into the throbbing pregnancy of the first movement and the players have you hooked thereafter.

Gramophone Magazine
a committed performance of a work that grows on me with each hearing...Woods provides a strong reading and the disc as a whole, with splendid sound, is warmly recommended.

International Record Review
Woods, who conducts the Gál with obvious empathy and understanding (he also contributes the booklet notes), give a strong, forceful reading of the Schumann, if for obvious reasons a little small-scale. The Stratford-based Orchestra of the Swan is not a huge band...but it makes up for lack of numbers - especially strings - with admirable clarity of texture and finely honed musicianship. The performance of the Gál could hardly be bettered.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon, England (12/06/2010-12/07/2010).



Reviews

Melodic traditions
I was happily surprised to hear such gorgeous melodies, singing calm and joyous, so different from much music of this time period.
Submitted on 08/04/11 by HB 
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Works Details

>Hans Gál (1890 - 1987) : Symphony no 3 in A major, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Kenneth Woods
  • Notes: Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon, England (12/06/2010-12/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
  • Conductor: Kenneth Woods
  • Notes: Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon, England (12/06/2010-12/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1850