RICHARD FLURY (1896-1967): Ballet Der magische Spiegel, Kleine Ballettmusik.
Catalogue Number: 02V003
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0552
Description: “The Magic Mirror”, a 1954 ballet, tells a pantomime tale of flirtation, cuckoldry, magical spells and perdition – but this is no puritanical morality play: using the limited resources of a chamber orchestra to surprisingly full-bodied effect, Flury conjures up a delightful sequence of dances – a generous number of waltzes, with a czardas, a bolero and more – that skip past in good-humored succession. And behind its innocent title, the “Little Ballet Music” of thirty years earlier hides a buoyant dance-suite, scored with a feeling for color that would have gone down well in Hollywood. Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. Paul Mann.