The conductor Attilio Cremonesi pratically jumped out of his skin with pleasure… He drove the vibrantly coloured score forward with urgency and vigour. Juditha Triumphans is a mix oft the martial and the sensual and Cremonesi certainly didn’t neglect the latter. It was a luscious night.
The Orchestra of the Antipodes played with sensitivity and gusto under the energetic direction of Attilio Cremonesi. Its vigorous attack and rhytmic drive invigorated passages of intense drama while contemplative moments benefited from gently gleaming sonorities.