Philharmonia Orchestra & Vladimir Ashkenazy

FLUTE MYSTERY by Fred Jonny Berg (aka Flint Juventino Beppe) Blu-rayPurchased

FLUTE MYSTERY was nominated for the 52nd GRAMMY Awards as Best Surround Sound Album 2009

Only the full symphony orchestra can impose the true emotional dynamics of the arctic nature. FLUTE MYSTERY is a collection of five orchestral works by Norwegian composer Fred Jonny Berg. In this distinctive and dynamic surround sound recording, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Emily & Catherine Beynon as soloists on flute & harp are conducted by the legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Vladimir Ashkenazy: "I am very fond of Scandinavian mentality, the way people express themselves and their spiritual world. It has always been a very special treat for me to conduct and play Scandinavian music and it is a particular pleasure to introduce to the world a very talented Norwegian composer Fred Jonny Berg whose music in its own way is a genuine reflection of his world."

Berg's music is often described as melodious, accessible and dramatic, yet with a highly original quality. Berg himself tries to explain: "It is really as simple as it is complicated - I breathe in what life has to offer, and breathe out what I have to offer life. I have given up trying to grasp what actually happens in the process from impression to expression." In his music Fred Jonny Berg reveals himself as a person who has experienced that life consists of light and dark, but unlike the majority of us he approaches both with a similar undaunted decisiveness; it adds an extra quality to his music: the conviction of an eyewitness.

Hybrid SACD + Pure Audio Blu-ray two-disc-box at the price of one ordinary Blu-ray
5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in 96kHz/24bit by Lindberg Lyd, Norway. Recorded at Watford Colosseum, London
The compact disc looks like a normal CD and plays on all standard players and computers