“A neglected genius of the musical world” (Sounds Magazine), late-romantic composer Hans Gál had his successful career cut short by the Nazis, but his rich output of beautiful, tuneful and intricate music is happily now being rediscovered.
In this special piano and Lieder recital, Edinburgh-born mezzo-soprano Judy Brown (outstanding as the Stony Abbess in the 2017 British première of Gál’s opera Song of the Night) returns to The Queen’s Hall to enjoy Gál’s vocal treasures. She is joined by celebrated pianist Sarah Beth Briggs, whose recent recording of Gál’s Piano Concerto deservedly received multiple accolades and international acclaim.
Gál: 5 unpublished lieder (British première)
Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob XVI/50
Gál: Sonata for Piano Op.28
Schubert: Frühlingsglaube, Die junge Nonne, Der Tod und das Mädchen
Gál: Five Songs Op.33
Judy Brown: mezzo soprano
Sarah Beth Briggs: piano