A real lunchtime treat a few weeks back -the ever increasing chaos of my life at the moment means sadly I have only now found the time to write! Taking an hour out of the whirlwind I went to see Peter Moore, with pianist Robert Thompson, play one of Leeds University School of Music's Lunchtime Concerts. What an hour!
Peter Moore won BBC Young Musician in 2008; since the he has gone from strength to strength including nomination as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and as a Young Classical Artists Trust musician.
For the lunchtime recital, the programme was:
James Maynard - new work (premiere 30th January 2017 at Wigmore Hall)
Manuel de Falla - 7 Canciones populares Españolas
Reynaldo Hahn - A Cloris
Henri Duparc - La Vie antérieure
Eric Ewazen - Sonata for trombone and piano (1993)
Everything was fantastic. Throughout, the sheer range of textures and emotions that Peter pulled out of the trombone was amazing; from a dreamy softness in the Maynard work to the third of the de Falla Canciones - all super. The range of works showcased Romantic, contemporary and jazz-tinged styles. Even a bit of Springsteen - the first movement of the Sonata by Ewazen contained ideas which in my ears related to some of the harmonies and timbres of a song like Jungleland.