Richard Flury: Orchestral Music, Volume Two

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Catalogue No: TOCC0601
EAN/UPC: 5060113446015
Release Date: 2021-08-06
Composer: Richard Flury
Artists: Alexandre Dubach, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann

This second volume of orchestral music by the Swiss composer Richard Flury (1896–1967) brings works from across his career. A suite drawn from an early Festspiel – a community pageant – opens with a march of Elgarian swagger and continues with a mix of charm and substance. Flury was a gifted violinist, and his Third Violin Concerto, written at the height of the Second World War, is virtuosic and lyrical in equal measure, its unashamed Romanticism perhaps an escape from troubled times. The four late Caprices for violin and orchestra form a concertante serenade in all but name; and one of his very last pieces was a dark and moving tribute to a musician friend, the slow movement of a suite he did not live to finish.

Alexandre Dubach, violin (Tracks 6 – 9, 11 – 13)
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Paul Mann, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

    5 Orchesterstücke aus dem Festspiel Der Scholle treu (1935)
    orch. Edouard Favre (1935) and Paul Mann (2021)

  1. No. 1 Festlicher Marsch
  2. No. 2 Walzer
  3. No. 3 Intermezzo I: Allegro molto 
  4. No. 4 Intermezzo II: Andante sostenuto 
  5. No. 5 Polonaise: Allegro moderato
  6. Four Caprices for Violin and Orchestra (1966–67)

  7. No. 1 Allegro agitato
  8. No. 3 Polka
  9. No. 2 Prestissimo
  10. No. 4 Vivace
  11. Andante sostenuto (1967) orch. Paul Mann (2021)

  12. Andante sostenuto
  13. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 (1943–44)*

  14. I Allegro moderato (quasi recitativo) – Allegro molto
  15. II Andante
  16. III Presto


1 review for Richard Flury: Orchestral Music, Volume Two

  1. :

    ‘The performers here are subtle and thoroughly committed, disciplined but poetic when need be, not least Dubach who is a sophisticated exponent of the composer’s music. The recording team has worked at the Great Amber Concert Hall, Liepāja on a number of occasions by now and measure the balances and acoustic extremely well.’

    —Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

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