Richard Flury: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 / Dubach, Mann, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra
This second volume of orchestral music by the Swiss composer Richard Flury (1896–1967) 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, is virtuosic and lyrical in equal measure, its unashamed Romanticism perhaps an escape from troubled times. The four late Caprices for violin and orchestra form a concertante serenade in all but name; and one of his very last pieces was a dark and moving tribute to a musician friend, the slow movement of a suite he did not live to finish.
Catalog Number: TOCC0601
Label: Toccata Classics
Composer: Richard Flury
Conductor: Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Liepāja Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Alexandre Dubach