FLUTE MYSTERY Digging Deeper
Only the full symphony orchestra can impose the true emotional dynamics of the arctic nature. FLUTE MYSTERY is a collection of five orchestral works by composer Flint Juventino Beppe.
In this distinctive and dynamic surround sound recording, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Emily & Catherine Beynon as soloists on flute & harp are conducted by the legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Disc 1: Hybrid SACD — MCH 5.1 DSD, Stereo DSD, Red Book ("normal" CD).
Disc 2: Pure Audio Blu-ray — (DTS HD MA 96kHz/24bit 5.1, LPCM 96kHz/24bit Stereo).
Emily Beynon, flute
Catherine Beynon, harp
Flint Juventino Beppe, composer
Nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010 in the category Best Surround Sound Album
Flute Mystery Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway
Cat. No. 2L-58-SABD, Digital Album, 2-disc Hybrid SACD & CD + Audio Blu-ray, FJB 50
Flute Concerto No.1 Op.70 is dedicated to Emily Beynon
FLUTE MYSTERY is released on label 2L in collaboration with Symbiophonic.
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2L emphasize immersive audio with Pure Audio Blu-ray and Hires file distribution.
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Beppe's musical paintings were brought to life by none other than the great Vladimir Ashkenazy leading the Philharmonia Orchestra. The performances match the compositions beautifully, covering the whole dynamic range from very quiet to thunderously majestic. (....) 2L has done it again. With beautiful renditions of Norwegian Flint Juventino Beppe's music that have been flawlessly recorded, one can sit back and enjoy the visuals flashing by the inner eye while being surrounded by a fabulous sounding orchestra. As an avid film lover with a large number of movie scores in his CD collection, but also as a classical music aficionado and someone who appreciates well done surround recordings, I can only highly recommend this Blu-ray Audio Disc. Reference quality!
Flint Juventino Beppe is a major musical discovery. It would be necessary to rewind to the 1940s and Malcolm Arnold to find an emerging composer of such exceeding promise. His compositions are confidently tonal, fluently melodious and possessed of virtually supernatural penetrative power. The flute works receive achingly beautiful, indeed enchanting, performances from Emily Beynon and the Philharmonia under Vladimir Ashkenazy (Beppe conducts the other pieces). This set is recommended for any collector seeking the refined side of contemporary music.
The performances, it need hardly be said given the stature of the musicians, are impeccable. Emily Beynon is as good a flute player as has walked the earth, and she clearly enjoys playing this music. Few recordings have given me such pleasure. PAN Magazine
I am very fond of Scandinavian mentality, the way people express themselves and their spiritual world. It has always been a very special treat for me to conduct and play Scandinavian music, and it is a particular pleasure to introduce to the world a very talented Norwegian composer Flint Juventino Beppe whose music in its own way is a genuine reflection of his world.
In his music Flint Juventino Beppe reveals himself as a person who has experienced that life consists of light and dark, but unlike the majority of us he approaches both with a similar undaunted decisiveness; it adds an extra quality to his music: the conviction of an eyewitness.