L'Ape Musicale

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Synthesis of the Twentieth Century

The young Daniel Smith proves not only to be wise, but also to be “an artist”. The music is dominated by his already mature clarity, a clear and precise vision emerging, from which a masterful execution is delivered. And in this execution, Smith instills that extra spark that marks the difference between a good, prepared conductor and a grand Maestro: he does not need any choreographed special effects, instead, everything is measured with care, from the religious pathos of Messiaen to the revolutionary impetus of Shostakovich, and for this, he is extremely intelligible and incisive.

Roberta Pedrotti