URS JOSEPH FLURY: VIOLINKONZERT – ROMANTISCHES KLAVIERKONZERT – ALEXANDRE DUBACH – MARGARET SINGER – BIELER SINFONIEORCHESTER
Urs Joseph FLURY: Konzert für Violine und Orchester, in D Major: I. Introduction. Allegro – II. Pastorale – III. Rondo – Romantisches Klavierkonzert in A Minor: I. Andante – Allegro – II. Andante sostenuto – III. Allegro moderato.
Alexandre Dubach, Violin – Margaret Singer, Piano – Bieler Sinfonieorchester, Urs Joseph Flury, Conductor.
Urs Joseph Flury (www.ujflury.ch) was born in 1941 and is the son of the notable Swiss composer Richard Flury, from whom he received his first musical inspiration. Although his compositions are indebted to the traditions of Romanticism and Impressionism, they have their own distinctive musical language.
After finishing school, Urs Joseph Flury pursued studies in violin with Walter Kägi at the conservatory in Biel. University studies followed in philosophy, art and musicology at the University in Berne and later in Basel. Here he attended the violin master class of Hansheinz Schneeberger from 1965-68, and was a member of the Basel Chamber Orchestra. Then he became a teacher of music theory for a few years at the conservatory in Biel. Afterwards he acted as a violin teacher and orchestra conductor in Solothurn. In 2016 he was awarded the art prize of the canton of Solothurn.
The oeuvre of Urs Joseph Flury includes chamber and orchestral works as well as instrumental concertos, songs and other vocal music.
Chamber music: Fantasia and sonata for solo violin, two suites for violin and piano, variations for violin and viola, wind quintet.
Orchestral works: Three suites, “The little mermaid” (musical fairytale after H.C.Andersen). Concertino di carnevale for carnival band and big orchestra.
Instrumental concertos: Concertino Veneziano, concerto for violin in D, concerto for cello.
Vocal music: Solothurn Christmas Oratorio, three masses, salve regina.
Many of these works have been released on CD, performed variously by the Orchestra of the Volksoper in Vienna, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Solothurn Chamber Orchestra and the Festival Strings Lucerne (conducted by Rudolf Baumgartner), with the soloists Ruggiero Ricci, Ulf Hoelscher and Pierre Fournier.
Besides his own compositions, Urs Joseph Flury puts great efforts into arranging and reconstructing little-known treasures from the past: Pieces written by Jean Jacques Rousseau, the philosopher; Adrian Wettach (Grock), the ingenious clown and musician; Arthur Schnitzler, the Austrian dramatist, and many more.