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Schubert: Winterreise

Jean-François Zygel's Music Lessons

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Benjamin Berlioz — Double bassist
Nora Gubisch — Mezzo-soprano
Laurent Alvaro — Baritone

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Jean-François Zygel presents Schubert's Winterreise. Movement by movement, he dissects the Austrian composer's work and explores its origins, inspirations, and musical richness. Illustrating his explanations from the piano, he is joined by the Quatuor Ebène, the contrabassist Benjamin Berlioz, and the singers Nora Gubisch and Laurent Alvaro.

For more than a decade, Jean-François Zygel—pianist, improviser, and pedagogue without equal—has given his highly acclaimed Music Lessons at the town hall of Paris' 20th arrondissement and later at the Théâtre du Châtelet, filmed by Naïve. The Lessons enable his public to (re)discover selected works of the classical music repertoire and get to know them inside and out, using Zygel's own highly accessible and original methods.  In each episode, Jean François Zygel presents the oeuvre of a selected composer, accompanying himself at the piano and musically illustrating his explanations with the help of his fellow musicians.

 

 

 

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Directed by:
Stéphan Aubé
Venue: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris, France)
Production date: 2008
Duration: 1 h 49 min
Production: © Point du jour with the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Scéren-CNDP and Naïve
Resolution: SD