Keys to orchestra – Dukas and Saint Saëns
Two very popular musical masterpieces presented with humour: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, made popular by Fantasia, and the Danse Macabre by Saint-Saëns. An ideal programme for children and adults!
How to put to music a sorcerer's apprentice, dancing skeletons, bewitched brooms and bones that rattle at midnight?
Jean-François Zygel and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra elucidate the mystery and with the wave of a magic wand reveal to us two classical musical masterpieces.
What is a symphony? What is the role of each instrument in the orchestra? What is a variation? What is a theme? In his Clefs de l'orchestre, Jean-François Zygel seeks to convey to a wide audience the keys to understanding a work from the symphony repertoire performed at the Maison de la Radio. Accompanied by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and prestigious conductors, the pianist decomposes the work with humour and provides a context for a clearer explanation.
The New World Symphony by Dvořák, the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and the Bolero by Ravel are deciphered with words and music under the direction of this incomparable teacher and his piano, the faithful companion of his improvisations.
Berliner Philharmoniker - Yuri Bashmet (viola) and Gidon Kremer (violin)
Keys to the Orchestra by Jean-François Zygel
Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Francesco Mander (direction) - Georges Pludermacher (piano) - Tasso Janopoulo (piano)