Symphonic, concerto and choral repertoire
Philippe Béran’s repertoire is so extensive, diverse and eclectic (the reflection of his own unbounded interests) that it is difficult to draw up an exact list. However, between the major symphonic works which he is perfectly familiar with, having conducted most of them, the innumerable gems which his natural curiosity has led him to explore, his passion for discovering works outside the usual repertoire (for example, Piazzolla, Daniel Schnyder, film music and cartoons) and the many commissioned works he has premiered, the list would comprise over one thousand works .
His repertoire ranges from the 17th to the 21st century and covers:
Almost all periods and styles: baroque/classical/Romantic/modern/serial/ contemporary. One exception: the post-Romantic period Wagner-Mahler-Bruckner
All genres : symphonic, concerto and choral
Philippe Béran is equally at ease in accompanying soloists and has conducted almost two hundred concertos for nearly all instruments as well as a large number of choral works, with orchestra, piano or a capella.
(For ballet / opera / cine-concerts / young audiences: see following pages)
All forms of ensemble: symphonic ensemble / chamber orchestra / smaller ensembles (5 – 15 musicians)
For the symphonic repertoire, the following is a short, non exhaustive list of composers whose works he has often conducted :
Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert, J. Strauss, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Bizet, Chabrier, Fauré, Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Chostakovitch, Sibélius, Honegger, De Falla, Gershwin, Britten, Bernstein, Piazzolla, Williams.
Imagination, emotion and humour are what characterize his musical choices. He is particularly attentive to young audiences, a firm believer in arousing the interest and curiosity of the music-lovers of tomorrow.