“Schoenberg was asked after his Pierrot Lunaire Premiere in Vienna why he was not composing anymore in his early works romantic style. He answered: « It is exactly what I am doing and I am sorry you haven’t noticed it.»
I have a big commitment with modern music and have been working with composers since the very beginning of my career.
There is no gap for me between modern music and classical repertoire. There is only great music or weak music as it has always been.
What makes the music great ? Its ability to express deepest emotions throughout a constant evolution of the musical language and expressions meanings as for painting, architecture and littérature.
I have included Schoenberg in this list because he is for me the father of modernism in music and the link between the past and the future, although he was born in 1874!!! As well as Messiaen some decades later who was the other great source of inspiration for the after-war generation of composers and eventually entered in the classical repertoire.
I am happy to share here with you these short excerpts of some of my favourite composers I’ve recently recorded live or on cd !!”
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François-Frédéric Guy is widely regarded an outstanding interpreter of the German Romantics and Beethoven in particular, whose piano sonatas he has recorded in their entirety along with works for cello with Xavier Phillips, for violin with Tedi Papavrami, the 5 concertos with the O.P.R.F. under Philippe Jordan’s direction, and recently released in play/conduct with Sinfornia Varsovia.
Over the course of his career he has performed many different concertos from Brahms to ProkoGiev and Bartok, with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Marc Albrecht, Fabien Gabel, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Philippe Jordan, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Kent Nagano, Michał Nesterowicz, Kazushi Ono, Josep Pons, Pascal Rophé, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Michael Tilson Thomas, Antoni Witt and Jaap van Zweden. He performed with renowned orchestras such as the Wiener Symphoniker, NDR Hamburg, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Seoul Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, BBC symphony and San Francisco Symphony among others.