Sir James Galway performed the world premiere of «Flute Mystery» Op.66a
The symphonic poem «Flute Mystery» Op.66a received a warm response from the audience following the three concerts held in the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Sir James Galway and National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slaktin, performed «Flute Mystery» Op.66a over three consecutive days, October 5-7, 2006.
Sir James Galway, Flint Juventino Beppe and Leonard Slatkin (Washington D.C., 2006). Photo taken after the world premiere of «Flute Mystery» Op.66a for alto flute, harp and string orchestra (dedicated to Sir James Galway).
— Galway formed a sinuous bond with the orchestra in the world premiere of Norwegian composer Flint Juventino Beppe's «Flute Mystery», Concerto for Alto Flute and Orchestra. Beppe writes music of a spare beauty. The 15-minute, one-movement piece merges cool restraint and rhythmic exactitude. Galway, to whom Beppe dedicated the score, played his languid lines with sympathy and dark polish.Washington Post, October 6, 2006
— The most important thing for me is that the music has been made available to the public, and performed by great musicians, the composer says.
In addition, there is a version for C flute «Flute Mystery» Op.66b and a piano reduction «Flute Mystery» Op.66c (piano reduction
- Kennedy Center, Program note
- Sir James Galway
- Leonard Slatkin
- Press release Symbiophonic AS
- NRK, article