Gal - Concertino for Cello & Strings, Sonata & Suite for Solo Cello | Avie AV2380

Gal - Concertino for Cello & Strings, Sonata & Suite for Solo Cello

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2380

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 16th February 2018

Contents

Artists

Matthew Sharp (cello)
English Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Kenneth Woods

Works

Gal, Hans

Concertino for cello and string orchestra, op.87
Sonata for solo cello, op.109a
Suite for solo cello, op.109b

Artists

Matthew Sharp (cello)
English Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Kenneth Woods

About

Cellist Matthew Sharp, together with Kenneth Woods conducting the English Symphony Orchestra, offers the world premiere recording of Hans Gál’s gorgeously melodic and finely crafted Concertino for Cello and String Orchestra, alongside the composer’s Sonata and Suite for solo cello.

Gál’s compositional output was vast, varied and consistent, from his early success in 1920s Germany, through internment during World War II, to his days in Edinburgh where he settled, became a respected academic and lived out his long life. His vivacious Cello Concertino was written in 1965, when he was 75 years old. The two spirited solo cello works were among his last, written at the age of 92.

“hats off to conductor Kenneth Woods [for] making a case for Gál’s elegantly built orchestral pieces ... Here’s hoping this is the beginning of a substantial Gal revival.” – National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’

“An extraordinary cellist – charismatic, virtuosic, brimming with verve and poetry” – The Times on Matthew Sharp

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