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Hans GÁL (1890–1987)
Chamber Music for Clarinet

 

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 107 (1977)*
Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 97 (1950)
Serenade for Clarinet, Violin and Cello, Op. 93 (1935)*

 

TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC0377

Welcome music radiating confidence, depth and a smile; all ardently performed.

Rob Barnett, Music Web International,

November 2016

Ensemble Burletta:

Shelley Levy (clarinet)

Katalin Kertész (violin)

Joanne Green (violin)

Nichola Blakey (viola)

Cressida Nash (cello)

Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano)
 

rec. 2015-16, Bengrove House, Wellington School and St Peter's Evercreech, Somerset

This is a major rediscovery, and clarinettist Shelley Levy makes a sympathetic champion – plangent in her bottom register and accompanied by a quartet whose wide-grained tone quality suits this music well. Ensemble Burletta have a natural feeling for the ebb and flow of Gál’s style. Warmly recommended.

Richard Bratby, Gramophon,

January 2017