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Gal, Schumann: Symphony No 1 / Woods

Gal / Orchestra Of The Swan / Woods
Release Date: 03/11/2014 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2233   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hans GálRobert Schumann
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Swan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this release, Kenneth Woods and the Orchestra of the Swan make musical history by completing the first-ever recorded cycle of the Symphonies of Hans Gál! The Vienna-born composer’s Symphony No. 1 was written in 1927, when he was at the height of his powers, belying the turbulent central European events that would forever affect him in the coming years. The music is bold, uninhibited, and persuasive, the writing is virtuosic and the orchestration is colorful. Gál’s First Symphony reflects the essence of his compositional voice, to which he remained true throughout his nearly century-long life. As today’s most committed champion of Hans Gál’s music, which remained relatively dormant throughout the 20th century, Read more Kenneth Woods has captured the imagination and introduced a new generation to Gál’s wide-ranging and extensive oeuvre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in D major by Hans Gál
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Swan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927 
2. Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Swan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 

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