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Hidden Treasure: Hans Gál’s unpublished Lieder

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Catalogue numberBIS-2543 SACD
Release date2021-01-08
Discs1
Orig. sample rate88200Hz
Total time72:25

Growing up in Vienna, with its great Lied tradition, Hans Gál had written about 100 songs before leaving secondary school. He later destroyed them, along with all his other works composed prior to 1910, but between 1910 and 1921 he wrote many more. Except for the five songs of Op. 33, these were never published, and Gál himself would later refer to them as ‘laid aside’. Many of these songs were publicly performed at the time, however, often with the composer at the piano. Through the initiative of Christian Immler and Helmut Deutsch, 26 of the ‘laid-aside’ songs are now being made available to a modern audience. A labour of love for the performers, the project has had the support of the composer’s family – in fact the recording was produced by Hans Gál’s grandson, Simon Fox-Gál.

The songs provide a missing link in Gál’s creative development, and show him engaging with a wide variety of poets, extending back from the twelfth-century (Walther von der Vogelweide) to contemporaries, such as Hermann Hesse and Richard Dehmel, by way of the classics (Heine, Mörike). Reflecting a taste for the exotic which was fashionable at the time, the selection also includes settings of poems by Rabindranath Tagore. The performers close their recital with the Op. 33 set, the only songs that Hans Gál did publish during his long career.
 
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Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Gal, Hans
01 Lady Rosa 01:58 $ 0.47 USD
 
02 Nacht 02:47 $ 0.67 USD
 
03 Nachts in der Kajüte I 02:31 $ 0.60 USD
 
04 Nachts in der Kajüte II 02:10 $ 0.52 USD
 
05 Nachts in der Kajüte III 02:38 $ 0.63 USD
 
06 Sternenzwiesprach 01:17 $ 0.31 USD
 
07 Denk’ es, o Seele 01:48 $ 0.43 USD
 
08 Maimond 02:41 $ 0.64 USD
 
09 Minnelied 01:45 $ 0.42 USD
 
10 Morgengebet 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
 
11 Dämmerstunde 02:41 $ 0.64 USD
 
12 Glaube nur! 01:34 $ 0.38 USD
 
13 Liebesmüde 02:52 $ 0.69 USD
 
14 Eine gantz neu Schelmweys 03:17 $ 0.79 USD
 
15 Waldseligkeit 01:56 $ 0.46 USD
 
16 Der Wolkenbaum 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
 
17 Novembertag 02:35 $ 0.62 USD
 
18 Welch ein Schweigen 03:02 $ 0.73 USD
 
19 Nachtstürme 01:28 $ 0.35 USD
 
20 Blumenlied 02:50 $ 0.68 USD
 
21 Schäferlied 01:36 $ 0.38 USD
 
22 Abendlied 02:23 $ 0.57 USD
 
23 Der böse Tag 01:31 $ 0.36 USD
 
24 Frag nicht! 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
 
25 Rücknahme 02:10 $ 0.52 USD
 
26 Abendgespräch 01:55 $ 0.46 USD
 
  Five Songs, Op. 33 13:31
27 Vergängliches 02:28 $ 0.59 USD
28 Der Wiesenbach 01:40 $ 0.40 USD
29 Vöglein Schwermut 03:57 $ 0.95 USD
30 Drei Prinzessinnen 02:53 $ 0.69 USD
31 Abend auf dem Fluss 02:33 $ 0.61 USD
 
  Album total 72:25
ComposerGal, Hans
LyricistAdler, Friedrich
Beerbaum, Otto Julius
Bethge, Hans
Busse, Carl
Dautendey, Maximilian
Dehmel, Richard
Heine, Heinrich
Hesse, Hermann
Hoffmannswaldau, Christian Hoffmann von
Morgenstern, Christian
Morike, Eduard
Tagore, Rabindranath
Vogelweide, Walther von der
Bass-baritoneImmler, Christian
PianoDeutsch, Helmut

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