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Exile in Britain

Donald Macleod is joined by Kenneth Woods to explore the life and work of Hans Gal.
After the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938, the Gal family went into exile in the UK. They resided first in London and then Edinburgh. Hans Gal quickly settled into Edinburgh society, starting a madrigal group and an orchestra made up of fellow refugees. At Whitsun 1940, however, Gal found himself arrested as an "enemy alien", along with all the other refugees in Edinburgh. They were sent to an internment camp at Huyton near Liverpool, where Hans Gal composed his Huyton Suite.

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