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Exile in Britain

Donald Macleod focuses on Gal's exile in Britain, where he quickly settled into Edinburgh society, starting a madrigal group and an orchestra made up of fellow refugees.

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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Hans Gál

    Huyton Suite Op.92 for flute and 2 violins

    Performer: Ulrike Anton. Performer: Cornelia Loscher. Performer: Wolfhart Schuster.
    • Gramola: 98896.
    • Gramola.
    • 1.
  • Hans Gál

    Symphony no. 2 Op.53 iii Adagio

    Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia of England. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • AVIE: AV2225.
    • 3.
  • Hans Gál

    Concerto Op.67 for cello and orchestra

    Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Cláudio Cruz. Performer: Antônio Meneses.
    • AVIE : AV-2237.
    • Avie.
    • 1.
  • Hans Gál

    Concertino Op.52 for violin and strings

    Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia of England. Conductor: Kenneth Woods.
    • AVIE: 2146.
    • AVIE.
    • 8.
  • Hans Gál

    Evening on the River (Abend auf dem fluss)

    Singer: Christian Immler. Performer: Helmut Deutsch.
    • AVI Music: 8553229.
    • AVI Music.
    • 7.

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