Conductor’s instincts made for a most satisfying festive concert

Review of HCS and HYC 2016 Christmas Concerts with Daniel Moult and Onyx Brass

Peter Asprey proved outstanding in the handling of his resources. Clearly endowed with the gift of performance, he was able, in the moment, not only to sculpt the overall shape of each of the works but to bring out the musical nuances that make such a difference to the listening experience.

He has a perfect instinct for tempi, rubatos, crescendos, diminuendos and how much time to allow between phrases.

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