Hans Gál & Mozart Piano Concertos

Hans Gál & Mozart Piano Concertos


Sarah Beth Briggs, piano
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Kenneth Woods, conductor

Release Date:

6th May 2016

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Bringing to light another of Hans Gál’s gorgeously melodic and finely crafted scores, AVIE presents the world premiere recording of the Austrian émigré’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with English pianist Sarah Beth Briggs supported by Gál aficionado Kenneth Woods conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Written in 1948, Gál’s large-scale romantic concerto abounds with sweeping phrases and pyrotechnics, yet at the heart of the piece lies the composer’s signature clarity and precision, making the work an ideal coupling for his 18th century Viennese compatriot Mozart’s great E-flat major concerto of 1785.


Hans Gál (1890 – 1987)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.57 (32.28)
1 I. Allegro energico ma non troppo (11.43)
2 II. Adagio (11.07)
3 III. Allegretto vivace (9.38)
(world premiere recording)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K482 (35.52)
4 I. Allegro* (14.06)
5 II. Andante (8.59)
6 III. Allegro* (12.47)
*Cadenzas: Denis Matthews
Total time: 68.53

Sarah Beth Briggs piano
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Kenneth Woods conductor (1–3)
Bradley Creswick co-director (4–6)

Recording: 12–14 January 2016, Hall One, Sage Gateshead, England
Recording produced, engineered and edited by Simon Fox-Gál

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