François‐Xavier Roth Biography (Wikipedia)
François-Xavier Roth (born 6 November 1971 in Paris) is a French conductor. His father is the organist Daniel Roth. His brother Vincent Roth is a violist. Before turning to conducting, François was a flautist. Roth graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, where his teachers included Alain Marion for flute and János Fürst for conducting.
In 2000, Roth won the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, which led to a 2-year appointment as Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He has also served as an assistant conductor to John Eliot Gardiner. In 2003, he founded Les Siècles, an orchestra which performs on instruments appropriate to the period of composition of each piece, from late Baroque and Classical to 20th century music, such as Ravel. With Les Siècles, he has given concerts in France, Italy, Germany, England and Japan, appearing at the Proms in London. To mark the centenary of The Rite of Spring in 2013, the orchestra performed the work on period instruments at the BBC Proms and the Alte Oper, Frankfurt. Roth and Les Siècles have devised their own television series for France 2 entitled Presto!, which ran for three years and attracted audiences of over three million viewers. Roth has involved Les Siècles in community music initiatives, including sponsorship of orchestra and choir groups in the Société générale.
- Saint‐Saëns: Samson and Delilah – Bacchanal – excerpt (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05cs9m5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05cs9m5.jpg2017-08-19T10:20:00.000ZThe hugely acclaimed period instruments of Les Siècles perform Saint‐Saëns's Samson and Delilah - Bacchanal (excerpt).https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05cs8dj
Saint‐Saëns: Samson and Delilah – Bacchanal – excerpt (2017)
- Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T11:56:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwj8d
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps - Preview Clip
- Massenet: Le Cid - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T11:54:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Massenet's Le Cid.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwj3l
Massenet: Le Cid - Preview Clip
- Délibes: Coppélia - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T11:51:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Délibes' Coppélia.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwhx3
Délibes: Coppélia - Preview Clip
- Rameau: Les Indes galantes - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T11:48:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Rameau's Les Indes galantes.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwhqf
Rameau: Les Indes galantes - Preview Clip
- Lully: Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-17T11:45:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Lully's Le bourgeois gentilhomme.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jwhhd
Lully: Le bourgeois gentilhomme - Preview Clip
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