BRIAN WRIGHT conductor
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BACH - An interpretation that rose to every aspect of Bach’s colossal inspiration (B minor Mass) with greatest confidence and artistic breadth - Daily Telegraph (BBCSO)

BEETHOVEN - Wright conducted an exceptionally strong performance (7th Symphony) - The Times (LPO)

BERLIOZ - The pride of the Festival was the magnificent "Requiem" conducted by Brian Wright ... an interpretation which revealed the bleak beauty of the work as few in my experience have done - Sunday Times (BBCSO)

BRAHMS - Wright galvanised his forces into a fine performance (2nd Symphony) - Daily Telegraph (Cambridge Festival / RPO)

BRITTEN - Brian Wright shaped a sensitive reading, demonstrating precision and a fervent commitment to the work (War Requiem) - Classical Music (RPO)

DVORAK - Wright and the LPO gave the Symphony (No.8) an exciting reading and one that must have made Beecham’s soul happy in its exuberance - Daily Telegraph (Beecham Memorial Concert)

ELGAR - Wright judged tempi and feelings to a niceity in a thorough and full-bloodied performance (Enigma Variations) - Daily Telegraph (BBCSO)

ELGAR/PAYNE - Brian Wright and the HKPO proved themselves more than worthy of the honour (Asian première / 3rd Symphony), revealing a powerful symphony which both recalls Elgar’s majesty and strongly suggests how his work might have developed - South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

FALLA - Wright’s enlightened handling of the CBSO (3-Cornered Hat) produced a high level of committed and often brilliant playing - Birmingham Post (CBSO)

HANDEL - Brian Wright manipulated the work (Messiah) with great care and sensitivity. He is not one of our "two-tempo" Handel conductors - Rejoice greatly! - Financial Times (ECO)

LISZT - Brian Wright proved himself a fervent Lisztian. I count this performance (Christus) among the most thrilling of my musical discoveries in two decades - The Times (RPO)

LUTOSLAWSKI - "Livre" received a riveting performance under Brian Wright - Classical Music (NCOS)

MONTEVERDI - Wright made the most of the striking dramatic effects and contrasts in the score (Vespers). A first rate performance of one of the masterpieces of the Baroque repertoire - Seen & Heard (GCU)

PENDERECKI - Wright steered the orchestra through this unfamiliar score (1st Symphony) with great resource and command - The Strad (BBCSO)

PROKOFIEV - The RSNO under Brian Wright delivered the goods: this music (7th Symphony) is in their blood, and their playing of it was richly idiomatic - The Herald

SHOSTAKOVICH - Brian Wright managed to unleash the potential of the orchestra (1st Symphony) persuading them to play not simply well, but from the heart - Douma, Sofia (Bulgarian Radio SO)

SIMPSON - Brian Wright was the highly articulate musical interpreter of a score (7th Symphony première) fraught with problems of instrumental technique and ensemble - Daily Telegraph (RLPO)

R. STRAUSS - Brian Wright had such a grip on the music (Also sprach Zarathustra) that I would unhesitatingly welcome further explorations of Strauss from him - Irish Times (NSO)

TIPPETT - It was the drama of "The Mask of Time" that came out so strongly in Wright’s performance ... the definition, the clarity of focus, presented the wildness of the inspiration with a thrilling certainty of purpose - The Guardian (South Bank "End Games" Festival)

VERDI - The performance (Requiem) was both secure and brilliant with Brian Wright showing real dramatic flair in building climaxes - The Guardian (RPO)

WALTON - It was a personal triumph for the conductor, Brian Wright. From this fine orchestra, he coaxed a gripping performance of the symphony (1st Symphony) - Manchester Evening News (BBCPO)