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Hans Gál Society

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22nd September, 2013

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The composer Hans Gál was born near Vienna in 1890. Following considerable success in the 1920s, he was appointed Director of the Conservatory in Mainz in 1929. Hitler's accession to power in 1933 led to his instant dismissal and the banning of all his works. He returned to Vienna, but was again to forced to flee by Hitler's annexation of Austria in 1938. He emigrated to Britain and settled in Edinburgh, where he remained active until his death in 1987.

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5th-9th May 2014: Hans Gál will be Composer of the Week on BBC Radio 3. Details here.

Click here for highlights from a performance at the Royal College of Music, London, of Gál's Nachtmusik (op. 44) of 1933 and the internment camp revue What a Life! of 1940, together with discussion. Highly recommended!

Cello concerto recording nominated for a Grammy award! See News.
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