HANS GÁL (1890-1987): Music for Viola, Vol. 1 - Suite Concertante for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 102a (Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra; Sakari Oramo), Trio for Oboe, Violin and Viola, Op. 94 (both First Recordings), Viola Sonata, Op. 101, Divertimento for Violin and Viola, Op. 90/3.
Catalogue Number: 09V006
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0535
Description: The poignant Suite Concertante of 1940 for viola and orchestra – effectively a concerto for the instrument – is joined here by three substantial chamber works, two of them also from the 1940s (the Divertimento is from 1969 - don’t go by the opus numbers!) and all infused with Gál’s trademark lyricism. Hanna Pakkala (viola), Reijo Tunkkari (violin), Irina Zahharenkova (piano), Takuya Takashima (oboe).