Sir James Galway performed the world premiere of Flute Mystery Op.66a
The symphonic poem scored for Alto Flute, Harp and String Orchestra received a warm response from the audience in the Kennedy Center, 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 for me is that the music now has been made available and premiered by such great musicians.
Flint Juventino Beppe
In addition, there is a version for C Flute (Op.66b) and a Piano Reduction (Op.66c).