Category: Symphony Orchestra
Instrumentation: 2-2-2-2 4-2-3-1 Timp - Harp - Str
Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe
Year composed: 1997
November 12, 2009
First performed in London, UK in a screening of the film Vicino alla Montagna by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Flint Juventino Beppe.
— «Pastorale» Op.32 No.1 is an apparently bright and care-free composition which only after a while begins to worry us – this is due to the elegant use of bitonality which gives the piece a veritable Janus face. We are treated to another example of Beppe's compositional ambiguity – one of the principal elements of his music – in a work which is open to interpretation in any direction. The home key is F, constantly "undermined" by C sharp minor and D flat major tonalities.
Wolfgang Plagge, professor
Recorded for the album FLUTE MYSTERY by Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Flint Juventino Beppe.