RICHARD FLURY (1896-1967): Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 - Violin Concerto No. 3, 4 Caprices for Violin and Orchestra*, 5 Orchesterstücke aus dem Festspiel “Der Scholle treu”* (orch. Edouard Favre [1872-19??] and Paul Mann), Andante sostenuto*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 08X009
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0601
Description: This second volume of orchestral music by this Swiss composer brings works from across his career. A suite drawn from an early Festspiel – a community pageant – opens with a march of Elgarian swagger and continues with a mix of charm and substance. Flury was a gifted violinist, and his Third Violin Concerto, written at the height of the Second World War (1943-43), is virtuosic and lyrical in equal measure, its unashamed Romanticism perhaps an escape from troubled times. The four late Caprices for violin and orchestra (1966-67) form a concertante serenade in all but name; and one of his very last pieces, an Andante sostenuto of 1967, was a dark and moving tribute to a musician friend, the slow movement of a suite he did not live to finish. Alexandre Dubach, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra; Paul Mann.