What is a symphony? What is the role of each instrument in the orchestra? What is a variation? What is a theme? In his Keys to the orchestraseries, Jean-François Zygel shows to a wide audience the keys to the understanding of a piece of symphony repertoire. Accompanied by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and prestigious conductors, the pianist analyzes these masterpieces with humour and clear explanations.
The New World Symphony by Dvořák, the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and Ravel's Bolero are deciphered with words and music under the direction of this incomparable teacher and his piano, the faithful companion of his improvisations.