«Flute Concerto No.2» Op.80

Concerto in four movements for Flute and Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to Emily Beynon.

Category: Symphony Orchestra

Instrumentation: 1(solo)-2-4(2)-3(1) 4-4-3-1 Timp - Perc:3 (T. Bells) - Harp - Mar - Org - Str

Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Year composed: 2010

First performance:

Duration: 23:00

Movements:

  1. Alarm (06:40)
  2. Deepest Woods (05:30)
  3. Escaping Time Power (05:50)
  4. Mrala (04:30)

Relevant:

Recorded for the album Remote Galaxy by Beynon and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.

— It is such a great honour that Flint Juventino Beppe has written this 2nd flute concerto for me! It's another BIG flute concerto; at times tender, touching in its simplicity, then at others, vivid and wildly exciting! It's always a wonderful experience to work with such a generous living composer; to be able to witness a little of his creative process and learn first hand of his inspiration.

Emily Beynon

— In the closing Flute Concerto No.2, Beynon´s solo line has (or would have) to battle with a Brucknerian weight of organ and brass, hardly the norm for any wind concerto even in our post-Ferneyhough repertoire.

Gramophone magazine

This is a stunningly unusual flute concerto full of poetry, drama and intense feelings. As with the other works on this fine disc, it is brilliantly played by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. Emily Beynon is a superb soloist.

The Classical Reviewer


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