Austrian, Dieter Flury, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, flauto traverso, flute, György Ligeti, harpsichord, Herbert Willi, Hungarian, Paganini, piano, Piece for Flute Solo, Rector's Palace, Sonata for Cello, Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo, Stefan Gottfried, Tamás Varga, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera
Flutist Dieter Flury enjoys a high reputation with music critics due to his subtle sound, perfect technique and musical intelligence. Often referred to as the “Paganini of the flute,” thanks to his “phenomenal finger and breathing techniques,” he has served as solo flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since 1981 and its general director since 2005.
Flury has achieved a career of a versatile instrumental soloist, chamber musician, music pedagogue and orchestra conductor, and numerous contemporary composers have composed works for him. Tamás Varga, first cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera, and Stefan Gottfried of the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, who has achieved a successful international music career as harpsichordist and pianist, performed alongside Flury at the Rector’s Palace on 6 August 2014 as part of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
The repertoire for the evening included the Sonatas for Flute and Basso Continuo (BWV 1034-35) by Johann Sebastian Bach, who contributed to the rapidly expanding body of works for the flauto traverso in the first half of the eighteenth century, Piece for Flute Solo by contemporary Austrian composer Herbert Willi, and the Sonata for Cello and Continuum for Solo Harpsichord by Hungarian composer György Ligeti.