With a vast period-instrument collection at its disposal, spanning the baroque, classical, romantic and modern eras, the orchestra’s repertoire is notably wide in range. Les Siècles is one of a small number of ensembles to play each repertoire on appropriate instruments. Its flexible and historically informed work delivers a unique strand of creative programming.
François-Xavier Roth and the musicians of Les Siècles have made a distinctive mark at home and abroad, presenting an orchestra for the 21st century. They have given well over 600 performances in France and in major international halls and festivals.
Their latest disc with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring received great critical acclaim in the international press : JahresPreis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik 2015, Academy Award in Geijutsu Magazine (Japan), Edison Klassiek Prize in the Netherlands...
Les Siècles have already released 12 recordings with pieces of Stravinsky (The Firebird, The Rite of Spring and Petrouchka), Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Matalon, Liszt, Dubois, Debussy, Dukas, France-Espagne and Ligeti. Their latest recording with Daphnis & Chloé of Maurice Ravel, with Harmonia Mundi, received a great crticial acclaim.