Concert reviews: Dirk Brossé conducts 'The Genius of Film Music 1980–2000'

'An achievement of Hollywood proportions.'
Edward Lewis, Classical Source, 2 December 2013

On Friday 29 November at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, Dirk Brossé conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 'The Genius of Film Music 1980–2000', a concert of popular film scores. Here are the reviews ...

'The drive and energy emanating from Dirk Brossé rarely flagged as he steered the LPO through music that is often multi-facetted and tortuous in direction. He danced his way through the Bernstein, swaggered through the Elfman, and lent the Zimmer more sentimentality than any Pixar animation featuring anthropomorphised animals, vehicles or office stationary. Also of note was Ian Hardwick's absolutely captivating performance of the Morricone, gifting Gabriel's Oboe with an apparently effortless poise and grace ... An achievement of Hollywood proportions.'
Edward Lewis, Classical Source, 2 December 2013