Mozart: Divertimento, loneliness and transformation

Jean-François Zygel's music lesson

Mozart: Divertimento, loneliness and transformation

With this new music lesson, Jean-François Zygel reveals the secrets of Mozart's music, illustrating his points on the piano with the participation of the clarinettist Paul Meyer and the Ebène Quartet.

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.

In the press:

“In this lesson Jean-François Zygel shows his enjoyment at explaining things, his natural sense of the stage, his natural talent as a teacher, the ease with which he shifts from irony to emotion, and his keen sense for using metaphors. For all of these reasons, the Music Lesson is closer to a work of art than a simple lesson; it effortlessly seizes the imagination.” Benoît DUTEURTRE

Movie director : Stéphan Aubé
Collection : Jean-François Zygel's Lesson In Music
Musical period : Classical music

Duration : 02 h 19 min
Location : Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France)
Production date : 2006
Production : © Point du Jour
Available version(s) : FR

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