HANS GÁL (1890-1987): Chamber Music Vol. 3 - Piano Quartet in B Flat, Op. 13, 3 Sonatinas for Violin and Piano, Op. 71, Sonatina for Violin and Piano in F.
Catalogue Number: 05T057
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0433
Description: The passionate Piano Quartet (1914), downstream from Brahms and Dvorák, brings the grand gestures of Romanticism into the early twentieth century. The 1935 Sonatina in F major for violin and piano, recently rediscovered, and the three Sonatinas from 1956 put a premium on textural clarity and lyrical approachability; here the contrapuntal ingenuity, ceaseless thematic development, harmonic freedom and rhythmic unpredictability of Gál’s language animate the music from within. Katalin Kertész (violin), Nichola Blakey (viola), Cressida Nash (cello), Sarah Beth Briggs (piano).