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De Profundis Op.50

Large-scale cantata by Hans Gál for mixed chorus and orchestra
November 25th 2017, 8pm
Altstädter Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Martin-Luther-Platz, Erlangen, Germany

Bettine Kampp, Sopran
Rebecca Martin, Alt
Michael Nowak, Tenor
Guido Jentjens, Bass
Münchner Bachsolisten
Bachchor Erlangen
Conductor Wieland Hofmann



Fully-staged OPERA by Hans Gál
29th April, 5th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 23rd & 25th May 2017
Theater Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany
Last performed in 1930, and banned by Hitler along with all Gál’s music, Das Lied Der Nacht is a powerful romantic drama, set in 12th century Palermo. It shows Gál at the height of his musical power as an operatic composer. Premièred in Breslau in 1926, it was hailed as “one of the most powerful operatic experiences ever!”
Das Lied der Nacht preview:

DAS LIED DER NACHT (Song of the Night)
Sunday 4th June 2017
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, UK

Concert-staged OPERA by Hans Gál presented by the Hans Gál Society

with Emma Morwood (soprano), Janet de Vigne (soprano), Judy Brown (alto), Luke Sinclair (tenor), Mark Saberton (baritone), Marcin Gesla (bass)
Chorus & Orchestra of the Canongait
Conductor: Robert Dick

19:05, Saturday 6th May 2017


Radio Broadcast: Hans Gál's opera Das Lied der Nacht
Deutschlandfunk Kultur



Sunday 13th November 2016, 3.30pm, Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, UK
The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds Celebrate Hans Gál

Schutz: Selig sing die Toten
Gál: Motette
Haydn: Die Harmonie in der Ehe
Gál: Epigrams
Gál: Four Madrigals for mixed voices
Schumann: Gute Nacht
Gál: Four partsongs for mixed voices
Sunday 5th June, 2016, 3:p.m. in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds, and Friday 10th June, 2016. 7:30 p.m. in the National Centre for Early Music, York.
Make once more my heart thy home: The Choral Music of Hans Gál. Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, directed by Bryan White.
The programme will include Gál's Motette, op.19; Epigramme. op.27; Four partsongs for mixed voices; Drei Gesänge op.37; Four Madrigals for mixed voices, op.51, as well as works by Schütz, Haydn, Schumann, and Brahms.
Part of the Series: Performing the Jewish Archive

8th May 2016, Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

Winds of Edinburgh.
Mozart: Wind Quintet in E flat K452
Parry: Nonet in B flat op.70
Gál: Divertimento op.22.

13th & 14th March 2016,
The Sanctuary at Queen’s Cross, Aberdeen, UK

Special Celebration of the Life and Music of Hans Gál.
The star-studded line-up included Leon McCawley, Fraser Kelman, Sarah Beth
Briggs, Judy Brown and the Edinburgh Quartet.
The two day event was promoted by Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts.


Friday, 16th October, 2015, Rathaus, Zittau, Germany
Zittau's Europera Youth Ochestra performed Gál's Burlesque (op. 42b) from his opera Die beiden Klaas, together with works by Bizet, Martinů and Dvořák. Zittau is a 'three-state area', situated near the borders of Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland, and Europera is a tri-national youth orchestra which performs works by ostracised composers such as Gál and Martinů. Therewas also an exhibition relating to Hans Gál, provided by the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Rostock.

16th June, 2015, ORF Radio Café, Vienna, Austria

Echo des Unerhörten: Ein Jahrhundert Musik – Zum 125. Geburtstag von Hans Gál
125th Anniversary concert focusing on Hans Gál as part of the series Echo des Unerhörten, which includes platform discussions on the featured composers.
Piano Trio op.18,
Concertino for Flute & String Quartet Op.82,
Huyton Suite Op.92,
Lyrical Suite for flute, soprano and string quartet
Zwei Geistliche Gesänge Op.21 for soprano, cello and piano

7th June 2015, The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Edinburgh Quartet & Glasgow Chamber Choir Celebrate Gál
Special concert to celebrate Hans Gál's 125th anniversary year.

A unique concert featuring exceptionally beautiful and rarely heard works. It is supported by the Hope Scott Trust, Sir Gerald Elliott and the Hans Gál Society. Edinburgh Quartet, Glasgow Chamber Choir, Patricia Rozario OBE (soprano), Juliette Bausor (flute) Nikita Naumov (double bass), Michael Bawtree (conductor & piano)
Gál: Lyrical Suite for solo soprano, flute & string quartet
Gál: Motet for mixed choir a capella
Gál: Nachtmusik for solo soprano, men’s choir, flute, cello & piano
Schubert: Gott Im Ungewitter for mixed choir & piano
Mendelssohn: Venezianisches Gondellied for soprano & piano
Mendelssohn: Neue Liebe for soprano & piano
Gál: Of a Summer Day for solo soprano, women’s choir, & strings

12th February 2015, Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany
Komponistenporträt Hans Gál includes Gál's Huyton Suite, Nachtmusik, What A Life!
& Piano Trio Op.18
With Nicola Proksch (soprano), Jonathan Winell (tenor), Antje Schurrock
(flute), Ralf Forster (clarinet), Thomas Böttcher (violin), Anna Babenko (violin), Felix Korinth
(viola), Friedemann Ludwig (cello), Anna Kirichenko (piano)
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1st February 2015, Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany
Concert included Gál's recently published 'Wittgenstein' Piano Quartet in A for Piano (left-hand), Violin, Viola and Cello.
Thomas Böttcher (violin), Linda Fichtner (violin), Felix Korinth (viola), Nikolaus HanjohrßPopa (cello), Anna Kirichenko (piano)

31st January 2015, Guildford, UK
Concert: Gál's Idyllikon for orchestra, alongside Vaughan Williams, Barber and Sibelius.
Surrey Mozart Players conducted by Kenneth Woods
7.30pm, Saturday 31st January, The Electric Theatre, Guildford, Surrey
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29th January 2015, City Literary Institute, London, UK
Norbert Meyn & Malcolm Miller present Hans Gál: What A Life! in connection with Holocaust
Memorial Day

26th January 2015, City Halls, Glasgow, UK
Concert & BBC Radio 3 recording
Gál's Symphony No.2 performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Otto Tausk. Part of the BBC SSO's Discovering Music series. Presenter: Stephen Johnson

21st & 22nd January 2015, Gera, Germany; 23rd January, Altenburg, Germany.
Three performances of Gál's Piano Concerto; Hartmut Hudezek (piano), Philharmonisches
Orchester Gera-Altenburg, Laurent Wagner (conductor)
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Broadcast on German radio (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) on 3rd February 2015 in the series Mitteldeutsche Orchesterlandschaft, and on 5th February 2015 on the national station Deutschlandradio Kultur.

19th January 2015, Grand Central Synagogue, London, UK
Double Launch Hans Gál Event by Toccata Press and Avie Records
1) Hans Gál's Diary of 1940, Music Behind Barbed Wire
written during Internment on the Isle of man, published by Toccata Press
2) Re-release as an all-Gál set of Four Gál Symphonies
Orchestra of the Swan, Kenneth Woods, Avie Records
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18th January 2015, Free Church, Welwyn Garden City, UK
Charity Concert: programme of chamber music performed by Ensemble Hans Gál:
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, Gál Serenade for Clarinet, Violin & Cello Op.93,
Gál Clarinet Quintet Op.107.
Joshua Loehrer (clarinet), Katalin Kertesz (violin), Eleanor Harrison (violin), Nichola
Blakey (viola), Nicholas Selo (cello)

14th January 2015, City Halls, Glasgow, UK
Concert & BBC Radio 3 recording
Gál's Cello Concerto performed by Raphael Wallfisch & the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grant Llewellyn. Part of the BBC SSO's Discovering Music series. Presenter: Andrew McGregor.


Two Gál broadcasts on BBC Radio 3's Afternoon on Three:
Mon 9th March c.3.45pm Gál Cello Concerto
(with Raphael Wallfisch, cello)
Tues 10th March c.2.30pm Gál 2nd Symphony
Both are live recordings made earlier this year of excellent performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow's City Halls.  These broadcasts should be available in most countries via the BBC website. Details here: