About this playlist
Today I’d like to share a very special selection of pieces that made a huge impact on me as a conductor, but that also, in my opinion, demonstrates the historical evolution of musical styles, and the development of instruments and techniques.
Starting with the music of the medieval poet and composer Guillaume de Machaut, these masterpieces span seven centuries, taking us on a musical journey from the 1300s all the way up to the 20th century, and the towering personality of Pierre Boulez, who was also my teacher and mentor. Every piece on this playlist has played an important role in my life, many of which I have conducted as well. I hope you enjoy!