Flute Mystery | Digging Deeper

- His compositions are confidently tonal, fluently melodious and possessed of virtually supernatural penetrative power.
La Scena, November, 2009

- Whilst this is instantly attractive, melodic music, if one looks under the surface one finds so much more. There are many attractive depths to this atmospheric music.
The Classical Reviewer, May 2014

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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.
Vladimir Ashkenazy: – 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.







 

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Catherine & Emily Beynon and Flint Juventino Beppe. Photo: Keith Saunders and Randi Karlsen.


Flute Mystery was nominated for a Grammy 2010 in the category Best Surround Sound Album.



Flute Mystery – Flint Juventino Beppe
Emily Beynon, flute 
Catherine Beynon, harp 
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Nominated for a Grammy award in 2010
«Flute Mystery» Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway
Cat. No. 2L58SABD

«Flute Mystery» Op.66b




«Flute Mystery» Op.66b Details

Album Page [Listen to all tracks]  Buy the album | Buy the Digital HiRes album




«Flute Mystery» Op.66 | Information page (sheet music)

«Flute Mystery Op.66a» world premiere in Washington D.C.

«Flute Mystery Op.66b» UK premiere in London

Sheet music available on the Grammy nominated SACD & Blu-ray Flute Mystery

Read an interview with composer Flint Juventino Beppe

International reviews
















  Listen to «Reminiscence»
  Listen to «Pastorale»



«Flute Mystery» Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway. Alto flute version (Op.66a) first performed in 2006 by Galway and National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin

«Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 is dedicated to Emily Beynon. First performed in 2009 by Beynon and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.



Articles & Reviews

- 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!
6moons, February 2010


- 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.
La Scena (Canada)

- 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, September 2009


Implemented in Harry Pearson's legendary "The New and Revised Super SACD List" in The Absolute Sound, January 2010



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Flute Focus

Memorable premiere with Beynon, Ashkenazy & Philharmonia Orchestra

Sheet music from the Grammy-nominated SACD & Blu-ray album Flute Mystery



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2L58SABD released on the label 2L (Lindberg Lyd AS)


SACD - Hybrid 5.1 surround & 2.0 stereo + Audio Blu-ray - Exclusive High Definition Music 


Executive producers: Symbiophonic AS & Lindberg Lyd AS


5.1 DTS HD MA 24/96 kHz 2.0 LPCM 24/96 kHz


This Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc has been designed to offer two ways of operation, either
with or without a TV screen: you can either navigate the on-screen POP-UP MENU or
simply use the dedicated buttons of your remote control. The NUMERIC keys directly
access the corresponding track number and the desired audio stream can be selected by
the COLOURED keys on your remote. 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio is preselected.

All artwork: Morten Lindberg (2L)



Watch the trailer from the award-winning movie Exhaling Music (News on Request AS) 




Artist Pages

Vladimir Ashkenazy
Emily Beynon
Catherine Beynon
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra



The film music soundtrack in Vicino alla Montagna, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, is from the album Flute Mystery


Vicino alla Montagna - Production trailer (2006).

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Published December 30, 2010