Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Performance Today for Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Sheet music Daniel Fortin

The music lay untouched and unheard for over a half century, covered with the dust of World War Two and the Holocaust. Composer Hans Gal was a well-known figure in Vienna's classical music world until the 1930s when he fled the Nazis and landed in Edinburgh, Scotland and relative obscurity. More than a half century later, conductor Kenneth Woods and England's Orchestra of the Swan took out Gal's last symphony, dusted off the cobwebs, and shone some sunlight on the music. On Wednesday's Performance Today we'll hear the modern premiere of Gal's final symphony from a concert in Statford-upon-Avon, England.