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St Serf's Church, Edinburgh
7.45pm Sunday 11th June 2023
includes Hans Gál's Cello Concerto
The Meadows Orchestra
William Schofield (cello), Cecilia Weston (conductor)

Govan & St. Linthouse Parish Church, Glasgow
7.30pm Wednesday 15th June 2023
Westfest: Composers in Exile
includes Hans Gál's Violin Concertino
The Glasgow Barons
Hector Scott (violin), Paul MacAlindin (conductor)

Mountain View Church, Boulder, Colorado, USA
7.30pm Wednesday 17th May 2023
Colorado Mahlerfest: Opera& More: Wagner & Gál
includes US premiere of Hans Gál's 4th Symphony
conducted by Kenneth Woods


Rokkatei Fukinoto Hall, Sapporo, Japan
24th September 2022, 18:00pm

includes Hans Gal Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op.84
Yasuyak Kono (clarinet) and Chika Ianoka (piano)

Aberdeen Chamber Music Concerts
Monday 19th September 2022, 7.30pm

includes Hans Gal Three Marionettes op.74 for piano duo
Sarah Beth Briggs and James Lisney

Saturday 6th August 2022, 11:00am

Hans Gál: Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello op.104
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (septet version)
Louise Farrenc: Nonet

Philharmonia Chamber Players

Sunday 13th March 2022, 15:00
Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh, UK
Mozart: Clarint Quintet
Hans Gál: Serenade for Clarinet, Violin and Cello op.93
Glazunov: Reverie Oreintale
Weber: Clarinet Quintet
Ensemble Burletta
Monday 14th March 2022, 19:30
The Sanctuary, Queens Cross Church, Aberdeen, UK

Mozart: Clarint Quintet
Hans Gál: Serenade for Clarinet, Violin and Cello op.93
Glazunov: Reverie Oreintale
Weber: Clarinet Quintet
Ensemble Burletta

Thursday 29th October 2020: 19:00 GMT

Webinar: Hans Gál: an insprational life
Streamed from Seattle, USA
With contributions from Eva Fox-Gál and Simon Fox-Gál
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Thursday 29th October 2020: 18:00 GMT

Prizegiving concert for Hans Gál Prize given by the
Academy of Sciences & Literature Mainz and the state foundation Villa Musica
Streamed from Mainz, Germany
The Esme Quartet (winners of the prize)
Programme includes Hans Gál's Five Intermezzi Op.10
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Sunday 24th May 2020, 20:03 CET
Rebroadcast of live recording of Hans Gál's opera Die Heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck) from Heidelberg

Live broadcast from Heidelberg of opening night of Hans Gál's opera Die heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck)
Saturday 7th March 2020, 19:05 Violin Concertino 19.30 Die heilige Ente
Die Heilige Ente Fully-staged OPERA by Hans Gál
Theater & Orchester Heidelberg, Germany
7th March 2020 - performance with live broadcast [took place]

Die Heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck) was Gál's most successful opera, performed extensively before the banning of Gál's works by the Nazis in 1933. This revival in 2020 follows the widely acclaimed performances and subsequent recording of Das Lied der Nacht in Osnabruck in 2017.

Sunday 19th May 2019, 19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria 
includes Hans Gál Piano Concertino op.43
Gottlieb Wallisch: Piano, Franz-Liszt-Kammerorchester, Conductor: Wieland Hofmann

October 31st 2019, 7pm, 
Hinde Street Methodist Church W1, London UK
London Song Festival: The Exiled Outsiders                                                                
A programme of songs by Hans Gál and Peter Gellhorn, including Hans Gál's Five Songs op.33 and readings from his internment diary, Music Behind Barbed Wire
with Simon Wallfisch - baritone, Madeleine Bradbury-Rance – soprano, Nigel Foster – piano, Barbara Gellhorn – speaker

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

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,