Gál & Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 2
Kenneth Woods, Orchestra of the Swan
Hans Gál Symphony No. 4 *
Kenneth Woods' and Orchestra of the Swan's world-premiere recording of Hans Gál's Symphony No. 3, coupled with Schumann's Third (AV 2230), was one of the most lauded classical releases of 2011. With features on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Performance Today, in Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine, and dozens of newspaper and online reviews, a new generation is discovering and seeking out Gál's wide-ranging and extensive oeuvre. Ken, a prolific blogger, further stokes the interest with his extensive posts on A View from the Podium, one of the 25 most read classical blogs in the world.