“Paganini on Flute” to Perform Bach in the Rector’s Palace

Date created: 04.08.2014.

Flutists Dieter Flury enjoys a high reputation with the music critics due to his subtle sound, perfect technique and musical intelligence, and is therefore often referred to as the “Paganini on flute” thanks to his “phenomenal finger and breathing techniques”. As a solo flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from 1981, and its general director since 2005, Flury achieved a career of a versatile instrumental soloist, chamber musician, music pedagogue and orchestra conductor, with the most renowned contemporary composers such as Beat Furrer and Herbert Willi composing music for him. Tamás Varga, 1st cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera and Stefan Gottfried, who has achieved a successful international music career as a harpsichordist, pianofortes and pianist, the instruments he teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, will both be performing alongside Flury.

Their repertoire for the evening will consist of a few sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, who followed the trend of a sudden flourishing of flute music in the first half of the 18th century, and composed many pieces for this instrument. Flury will also perform "Piece for flute solo", by one of the most prominent contemporary Austrian composers - Herbert Willi, as well as "Sonata for cello" and "Continuum for solo harpsichord" by Hungarian composer Györgyj Ligeti.