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New Swiss Talents – Alfred Rutz (NST 12/1982)

MUSICA HELVETICA NST 12/1982 Flutist Alfred Rutz swissmusic

In 1981, flutist Alfred Rutz won the annual Soloists' Prize of the Swiss Musicians' Association.

Rutz was born in Zurich on 6 November 1953. He studied at the Zurich Conservatory, in Britain and in West Germany. Among his teachers were James Galway and Aurèle Nicolet. Since 1980 he has performed regularly with the Symphony Orchestra of the Italian-Swiss Radio.

Musical content

1. Georg Philip Telemann: Fantasia no. 8 in E minor for solo flute (Largo-Spiritoso-Allegro)
Alfred Rutz, flute
2. Arthur Honegger: Dance of the Goat for solo flute
Alfred Rutz, flute
3. Claude Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute
Alfred Rutz, flute
Live recording on the occasion of the Soloists’ Competiton of the Swiss Musicians’ Association in La-Chaux-de-Fonds on 29 August 1981
4. Luciano Berio: Sequence no. 1 for solo flute
Alfred Rutz, flute
5. W.A. Mozart: Rondo (Tempo di Minuetto). From Concerto no. 1 in G major for flute and orchestra KV 313
Alfred Rutz, flute; Symphony Orchestra of the Italian-Swiss Radio; Marc Andreae, conductor

Production information

Musica Helvetica. New Swiss Talents NST 12. Alfred Rutz (flute). Produced 1982 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. “Musica Helvetica” explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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