François-Xavier Roth in conversation with Sebastian Krunnies (19 min.)
In this interview, the violist Sebastian Krunnies meets the French conductor François-Xavier Roth who made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in December 2015. Roth is Generalmusikdirektor of the city of Cologne and has been chief conductor of the SWR Sinfonieorchester since 2011. With the ensemble Les Siècles which he founded himself, he also performs music from different eras on period instruments. Topics of conversation are the stylistic diversity of the musician who conducted French works ranging from early Baroque to Modernism for his first concert with the orchestra, and the importance of cultural mediation in politically difficult times.