Maurice Ravel, The Enchanted Garden
Jean-François Zygel's music lesson

Ravel - The Enchanted Garden

Jean-François Zygel, an incomparable pianist and teacher, presents a music lesson, illustrated on the piano and with the participation of Jean-Marc Phillips and Xavier Phillips. One hour of words and music, filmed live, to discover the secrets of Ravel’s music.

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 Bartók, 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.

Jean-François Zygel


Marc Phillips violin
Xavier Phillips cello

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

Duration : 01 h 08 min
Location : Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France)
Production date : 2004
Production : © Téléscope Audiovisuel
Available version(s) : FR