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Viola sonatas by
Gál and Krenek -
recommended by
HOWARD SMITH

'... remarkable high standards.'

Voices in the Wilderness - Works by Hans Gál and Ernst Krenek. Roger Benedict, viola | Timothy Young, piano. © 2014 Melba Recordings

My interest in this disc was initially galvanized by two sleeve note essays. The first, on little known composers Hans Gál and Ernst Krenek (1900-1991), was written by Barry ('Edna Everage') Humphries: a Melba Recordings artistic benefactor. Secondly cellist Steven Isserlis (born 1958) had written a personal recollection of the ninety-six-year-old Hans Gál (1890-1987).

Gál studied piano with Richard Robert (1861-1924), an Austrian pianist, composer, music critic/pedagogue and teacher of Clara Haskil, Rudolf Serkin and George Szell...

Copyright © 13 January 2015 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS

HANS GAL

MELBA RECORDINGS

VIOLA MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

CHAMBER MUSIC

VIENNA

AUSTRIA

MELBOURNE

AUSTRALIA

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