Sir James Galway and National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slaktin, performed «Flute Mystery» Op.66a over three consecutive days, October 5-7, 2006.
Sir James Galway, Flint Juventino Beppe and Leonard Slatkin (Washington D.C., 2006).
Photo taken after the world premiere of «Flute Mystery» Op.66a for alto flute, harp and string orchestra (dedicated to Sir James Galway).
– Galway formed a sinuous bond with the orchestra in the world premiere of Norwegian composer Fred Jonny Berg's [Flint Juventino Beppe] «Flute Mystery», Concerto for Alto Flute and Orchestra. Berg writes music of a spare beauty. The 15-minute, one-movement piece merges cool restraint and rhythmic exactitude. Galway, to whom Berg dedicated the score, played his languid lines with sympathy and dark polish.
Washington Post, October 6, 2006
– The most important thing for me is that the music has been made available to the public, and performed by great musicians, the composer says.
In addition, there is a version for C flute «Flute Mystery» Op.66b and a piano reduction