Mark van de Wiel and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Photo: Morten Lindberg.
- «Distant Words» (a title, one suspects, where the composer has indulged in a little wordplay on "words" and "worlds"!) is, for a work scored for a homogeneous group of instruments in the chamber-music tradition, an astonishingly multi-faceted composition. The extreme range of the clarinet is given a virtuosic but at the same time restrained, almost ascetic, solo part.
«Distant Words» is a two-movement symphonic poem for clarinet in Bb and string orchestra by composer Flint Juventino Beppe. The work is available on the album Remote Galaxy, performed by solo clarinetist Mark van de Wiel and Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Emily Beynon. Photo: Keith Saunders.
- The flute solo in «Reminiscence» (the concerto's second movement) displays Beynon's world-class musicianship, with stunning tone quality and wonderfully sensitive phrasing.
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- Flint Juventino Beppe is one of a handful of composers who are able to create the rare experience of enchanted silence in their music – Beppe's «Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70 contains several such moments. Even though his tools are a "conventional" orchestra using «conventional» instruments, an unreal atmosphere of calm and celestial flight arises. One of the most fascinating aspects in this regard is that he does not use any minimalist or modernist devices at all; he simply allows the music and its inner qualities to speak in full. In our current age of constant hectic activity, where it is barely permitted to think a complete thought, music such as this is of the greatest importance: it gives the listener the chance to experience time as a benefit and not as a punishment. The concerto is dedicated to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's eminent flautist Emily Beynon, and it received its premier performance in London in February 2009.
«Reminiscence» is the second movement from «Flute Concerto No.1» Op.70, dedicated to Emily Beynon by composer Flint Juventino Beppe.
«Not really Gone»
Ragnvald Jacobsen. Photo: Unknown.
«Not really Gone» is the fourth movement from «About my Grandfather» Op.37, dedicated to Ragnvald Jacobsen (1905-1997) by composer Flint Juventino Beppe.
This work has appeared in the movie Montagna con Forza as well as on the album with the same name, About my Grandfather.
Beppe´s two latest albums Grammy-nominated
Composer Flint Juventino Beppe and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy. Photo: Morten Lindberg.
Emily Beynon, flute
Mark van de Wiel, clarinet
Ralph Rousseau, viola da gamba
Cat. No. 2L-100-PABD | 2L-100-LP
Nominated for a Grammy Award 2015 in the category «Best surround sound album».
Can the dualism of life, nature and art be expressed in pure music?
This is the question the multi-talented composer Flint Juventino Beppe – formerly known as Fred Jonny Berg – has set out to answer. The album Remote Galaxy is a journey in time and space, a journey given meaning by the album's music and philosophy. The music is uncompromisingly honest, with a genuine power of its own. Using well-known acoustic technology, the composer takes us to some unusual and, for most of us, unknown places.
Remote Galaxy continues the journey of 2L's Grammy nominated album Flute Mystery, and again the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy to interpret these adventurous scores. The composer's deep spiritual interest in nature, philosophy and space is as central in the universe of Remote Galaxy as it was in Flute Mystery. Beppe's music leaves a unique fingerprint in the artistic world: there is quite simply nothing like it.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor on the Grammy nominated album Flute Mystery. Photo: Keith Saunders.
Emily Beynon, flute
Catherine Beynon, harp
Nominated for a Grammy award in 2010
«Flute Mystery» Op.66 is dedicated to Sir James Galway
Cat. No. 2L58SABD
Nominated for a Grammy Award 2010 in the category «Best surround sound album».
Vicino alla Montagna
Vicino alla Montagna - a music and art movie in the proprietary genre Symbiophonies™.
- Vicino alla Montagna provides us with magnificent and touching images of the majestic scenery in the North. Along with the music and the acting we are taken on a journey back to the originating and unspoiled. We meet two human beings that unprotected and naked encounter nature - and gradually learn to live in it. The journey is beautiful, rough and eye-opening.
- One of the main principles in the Symbiophonies™ genre is that the inner nature of the music is equal to the visual aspect, and this entity incites much of the action.
Flint Juventino Beppe