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Hans Gal: The Complete Piano Duos

Music for Piano Duo by Hans Gal

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2011

Originally recorded in 2001

Artists:

Goldstone & Clemmow

piano duo

Venue:

St John the Baptist, Alkborough



Engineer:

Anthony Goldstone



Record Label
Divine Art

Genre:

Piano


Romantic

Total Time - 57:39
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Three Marionettes, Op. 74

 
1 I I. Pantalone 3:07
  world premiere recording  
2 II II. Columbina 4:01
  world premiere recording  
3 III III. Arlecchino 3:44
  world premiere recording  
     
 

Serbian Dances, Op. 3

 
4 I No. 1 in G major 2:52
  world premiere recording  
5 II No. 2 in C major 2:56
  world premiere recording  
6 III No. 3 in F sharp minor 4:11
  world premiere recording  
7 IV No. 4 in E minor 3:27
  world premiere recording  
8 V No. 5 in B major 4:08
  world premiere recording  
9 VI No. 6 in A minor 2:57
  world premiere recording  
     
 

Concertino for two pianos, Op. 43

 
10 I I. Intrata - Grave e maestoso 4:16
  world premiere recording  
11 II Sicilano - Andantino 4:52
  world premiere recording  
12 III Fuga - Allegro ma non troppo 4:12
  world premiere recording  
     
 

Three Impromptus

 
13 I I. Entrée 2:10
  world premiere recording  
14 II II. Pastorale 3:22
  world premiere recording  
15 III III. Carillon 4:23
  world premiere recording  
     
16 

Pastoral Tune

3:01
  world premiere recording  
     
 Goldstone & Clemmow piano duo


A fabulous collection for anyone interested in the best of Romantic music, in the middle European tradition. This is the first recording of Gál’s exquisite duo pieces; the Serbian Dances are possibly the equal of Dvorak’ s Slavonics or even Brahm’ Hungarian; the other works are a pure delight. As always, the performances by Britain’s top piano are faultless.

 "...For the most part this is Gál in unbuttoned mood, and a source of great entertainment and vitality."

 
Jonathan Woolf - MusicWeb-International.com - 17 October 2012

"...As with everything to come from Goldstone and Clenmow over the past several years, this is a marvellous release. It is full of new music performed and recorded to the highest standards..."

Harrington - American Record Guide - January/February 2013


"... Goldstone and Clemmow, as usual, are throughly into the spirit of the music they perform. It’s difficult for me to think of any other regularly performing paino duo of today who so selflessly give of themselves to the composers whose work they serve. There is nothing the least bit pretentious. overdon or undone in their performances; indeed, one is scarcely aware of personalities in their playing whatsoever..."

Lynn René Bayley  - Fanfare - November/December 2012


                        Performance ****      Recording ****

"More superb teamwork, this time in the service of Hans Gál (1890-1987). His genial music is reminiscent of Poulenc without the enlivening cheeky humour..."

Daniel Jaffé - BBC Music magazine - September 2012


"...it is with particular pleasure that I welcome this outstandin new recording of this music for two pianos and piano duet... The performances are uniformly admirable, and this important issue is a most welcom addition to the catalogue."   *****

Robert Matthew-Walker - Musical Opinion - June 2012


"...The pieces on this disc are superb examples of his [Gal’s] craftsmanship and natural ability to write music that is both tuneful yet profoundly uplifting, and the works cover a considerable time-span of Gál’s composing career; 42 years to be exact, from 1916 to 1958. Although all the movements are of a short duration, each one has its own unmistakable appeal and the programme is a conglomeration of delights that are as ingenious as they are witty and wistful.The duettists Goldstone and Clemmow are two of today’s foremost pianists that need no introduction and their growing imaginative discography is a testament to their consummate art of interpretation. This innovative programme is a "tour-de-force’ of beautifully executed four-hand duets and the rounded tone and assiduously effected tempo relationships will certainly satisfy even the most fastidious of keyboard "aficionados’. Phrasing and attention to detail are exemplary, while colour and atmosphere are consistently at the fore. An invaluable addition to the still lean Gál discography in superb sound and helpful annotations."

Gerald Fenech - ClassicalNet - 14 June 2012


"...Delightful music whose time has come; put it high on your piano recordings to buy list."

Peter Grahame Woolf - Musical Pointers - May 2012
 




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