Shostakovich, Death songs and dances

Jean-François Zygel's music lesson

The music lessons

The lessons given during the last 10 years by Jean-François Zygel, the incomparable pianist and teacher, at the Town Hall of the 20th arrondissement in Paris and then in the Théâtre du Châtelet that the Production company Naïve filmed in recent years are famous.

They have helped us to gain a special insight into the works of Bartok, Chopin, Shostakovich, Debussy, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Ravel, and more recently Mozart and Schubert. During these music lessons, Jean-François Zygel presents the composers' works, providing his own piano accompaniment, and is often joined by musicians. In this way he enables his audience to (re)discover part of the classical music repertoire from the inside, in a manner which is both fun and original.


Shostakovich – Chants et danses de la mort

Jean-François Zygel, an incomparable pianist and teacher, presents a music lesson, illustrated on the piano and with the participation of the Quatuor Debussy. One hour of words and music, filmed live, to discover the secrets of Shostakovich's music.

Jean-François Zygel


Quatuor Debussy

Movie director : Marie-Christine Gambart
Collection : Jean-François Zygel's lesson in music
Musical period : Music from the 20th century

Duration : 01 h 12 min
Location : Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France)
Production date : 2005
Production : © Téléscope Audiovisuel
Available version(s) : FR



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