Music for Michel Tabachnik
Today's music extends yesterday's music ; therefore my programs mix Brahms and Xenakis, Tchaikovsky and Boulez. Composers don't speak all the same language, but they express the same human emotions. Beyond that Babel, what I'm looking for is to reveal those feelings that run through music of all times.
Michel Tabachnik book is much more than a musicological study: a human and intimate testimony of the spiritual quest that is art. It crosses figures masters as Ansermet, Boulez, Karajan, who guide this quest and make concrete how, for musicians, pragmatism and metaphysics are inseparable.
Le Figaro, Christian Merlin, 25.12.2008
Michel Tabachnik's book De la musique avant toute chose received the Charles Cros' Academy award 2009 « Coup de cœur » under the category Books aimed at the general public.