Hans Gál CD reviewed on BBC Radio 3

Combined image of Hans Gal CD and the presenters of Record REview (Extra)
Combined image of Hans Gal CD and the presenters of Record REview (Extra)
BBC Radio 3 presenters Andrew McGregor and Hannah French

Borealis’s first CD, Hans Gál: Music for Voices Volume One, was featured on BBC Radio 3’s flagship Saturday morning show Record Review (18 July 2020) and its sister programme Record Review Extra (19 July 2020).

Presenter Andrew McGregor remarked:

‘it’s a side of Hans Gal’s music that needs to be heard to appreciate his life-long love of choral singing and conducting. And they’re almost all first recordings. […] Very good notes as well—great context.’

Presiding over the more extended Record Review Extra, Hannah French continued in similar vein:

‘As we heard earlier from the Huelgas Ensemble, unearthing little-known music is always an exciting prospect, and we’ve more now, this time from the twentieth century.
Interest in Hans Gál has been steadily increasing over the last twenty years, but this disc—released last month from Toccata Classics—is the first choral album to appear, revealing a veritable trove of vocal pieces that were discovered as part of the ongoing Performing the Jewish Archive project. And I hear volume two is waiting in the wings!’

To listen to the full programmes, follow the links above. Alternatively, to hear just the sections featuring Borealis, you can listen below: