« I have always liked the ease with which Patrick Burgan manages to mould his style by adapting it to the kind of works he decides to undertake. The recent production of Peter Pan or the real story of Wendy Moira Angela Darling reveals a new aspect of his talents in the field of opera inspired by the world of childhood ».
(2006, regarding the opera Peter Pan)
« The full-length version seduced me by the fit of light, the liveliness of the instrumental language »
(2004, regarding Spheres for large orchestra)
« I was indeed very moved by your intention to dedicate this work to me. And now, I’m glad to tell you that I love the construction, the spirit, the musical material, and particularly this ease (in the best sense of the word, it would be better to say this freedom) with whom you realize your subject, as in others of your works actually.
The link with Baudelaire, by the evocation of the poem « A une passante », who always fascinated me, also moves me a lot »
(1997, regarding Un éclair…puis la nuit ! for 15 instruments)