RICHARD FLURY (1896-1967): Die helle Nacht.
Catalogue Number: 11X006
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0580
Description: Swiss composer Richard Flury’s second opera enjoyed only a single radio broadcast in 1935, the year of its completion, and then remained unheard until this recording. It is revealed as a passionate mixture of sexual jealousy, obsession and murderous revenge, until love and reason ultimately prevail. Flury responded with some of his most ardent music, poised between the late Romanticism of Richard Strauss and occasional more modernist touches that reveal an admiration for Alban Berg – with a further link to Vienna in Flury’s fondness for waltz rhythms. 2 CDs. German-English libretto. Julia Sophie Wagner, Stephanie Bühlmann (sopranos), Magnus Vigilius, Eric Stoklossa (tenors), Daniel Ochoa (baritone), Gärtnerplatz Chamber Choir, Göttingen Symphony Orchestra; Paul Mann.