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Zygel, Jean-François

Overview
Works: 160 works in 271 publications in 3 languages and 1,528 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Silent films  Interviews 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Interviewee, Narrator, Composer, 605, Arranger, Author, Musician, Editor, Host, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Originator
Classifications: M1, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jean-François Zygel
Improvisations by Jean-François Zygel( )

3 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double messieurs by Jean-François Zygel( )

2 editions published in 2011 and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'argent = Money by Marcel L'Herbier( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A]n opulent classic of late silent-era cinema, adapted from Zola's novel of the same name. ... Business tycoons Saccard and Gunderman lock horns when the former tries to raise capital for his faltering bank. To inflate his stock, Saccard concocts a duplicitous publicity student involving the unwitting aviator Hamelin and a flight across the Atlantic, much to the dismay of his wife Line. The Hamelins become pawns in a high-stakes chess game played out by unscrupulous speculators."--Container
La musique classique expliquée aux enfants : adultes tolérés by Frédéric Le Clair( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-François Zygel, pianiste improvisateur, compositeur et pédagogue, explique aux jeunes, avec humour et simplicité, l'essentiel de ce qu'il faut savoir sur la musique classique. Il illustre son propos de séquences interprétées par les musiciens de l'orchestre philarmonique de Radio France ou l'éclaire aussi par ses propres improvisations au piano. Cette longue "leçon", à la fois didactique et vivante, tout à fait adaptée aux degrés 7PH et 8PH, est constituée de séquences thématiques auxquelles on peut accéder directement. Introduction , La mélodie , L'accompagnement , La variation , Le contrepoint , Le rythme , Les familles d'instruments , La voix , L'harmonie , L'improvisation , Le style classique , Le style romantique , Le style moderne , L'exotisme , Le majeur et le mineur , Symphonies et concertos , L'interprétation , Tutti et finale Bonus: 5 minutes du professeur Solfège , Mon piano fait un tabac , 13 petites improvisations CD-Audio: Symphonie No5 (allegro con bio) / Ludwig Van Beethoven , Quintette avec clarinette (larghetto) / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Symphonie No3 (poco allegretto) / Johannes Brahms , Quintette avec piano "La truite" (thème et variations) / Franz Schubert , Carmen (prélude) / Georges Bizet , Sérénade pour octuor à vents (menuet) / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Le clavier bien tempéré (prélude et fugue en ut mineur du premier livre) / Johann Sebastian Bach , Simple Symphony (Playful Pizzicato) / Benjamin Britten , Sérénade pour cordes (valse) / Piotr Ilyich Tchaïkovski , L'Art de la fugue (fugue No1) / Johann Sebastian Bach , Danse hongroise No5 / Johannes Brahms
Les clefs de l'orchestre : Haydn symphonie N° 103 "roulement de timbales by Stéphan Aubé( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire. "En 1795, Haydn compose à Londres sa cent troisième symphonie, dont la spectaculaire et théâtrale introduction lui valut le surnom de "Roulement de timbales". Au travers de cette œuvre, en la parcourant mouvement par mouvement en compagnie de l'Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio-France sous la direction de Ton Koopman, Jean-François Zygel nous fait découvrier aussi bien la musique de Haydn que la recette d'une bonne symphonie et les rouages secrets d'un orchestre. Une fabuleuse introduction aux grands chefs-d'œuvre de la musique symphonique!"--[Conteneur]
Claude Lévi-Strauss by Pierre-André Boutang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "Ce portrait du savant par lui-même est une découverte passionnante de la pensée d'un homme curieux de tous les hommes, d'un anthropolgue féru de musique, d'un écologiste convaincu et d'un farouche défenseur de la diversité des peuples. Penseur au tempérament d'artiste et de poète, écrivain et anthropologue mondialement reconnu, Claude Lévi-Strauss domine le paysage intellectuel français."
An American in Paris : songs, piano pieces, concerto by Paul Bowles( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boléro de Maurice Ravel by Stéphan Aubé( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-François Zygel dévoile les ingrédients secrets qui transfigurent une idée simple en chef-d'oeuvre et font du Boléro l'oeuvre de musique classique la plus jouée dans le monde
Beethoven : Symphonie pastorale by Stéphan Aubé( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Latin and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ravel : Bolero by Jean-François Zygel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keys to Orchestra 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 that the Production company Naïve filmed in recent years are famous. They have helped us to gain a special insight into the works of Bartok, Chopin, Shostakovich, Debussy, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Ravel, and more recently Mozart. 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 in a manner which is both fun and instructive. Keys to orchestra -- Le Boléro de Ravel Why is the Bolero so popular? Is the Bolero always truly the same? How does Ravel build up his crescendo? And by the way, what is a crescendo? … Jean-François Zygel answers all these questions and others besides. In a little more than one hour, before an audience of children and adults, he dissects the famous Bolero to reveal in simple terms the secrets of its fabrication
Bartók concerto pour orchestre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La boîte à musique de Jean François Zygel by Laurent Brun( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emission de J.-F. Zygel ... Après le succès de la première saison de l'émission estivale de musique classique, Jean-François Zygel nous revient avec huit émissions : musique et cinéma, la sensualité, les classiques, les romantiques, la musique française, les modernes, l'improvisation et une pochette-surprise
Classical music explained to children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical music explained to children For his eleventh music lesson, Jean-François Zygel reveals the secrets of classical music to children, with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. What is a concerto? A symphony? How to compose a beautiful melody? In his lessons for the young and not so young, Jean-François Zygel and the musicians of the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra teach us about music with humour and in simple terms
Keys to the orchestra by Jean-François Zygel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Beethoven according to Anton Felix Schindler1 It would be a mistake to believe that the love Beethoven had for nature was mainly due to a liking for beautiful landscapes or to the need of physical exercise. Even though we do not have any proof other than the way he studied the many and varied natural phenomena discussed [in the book by Christian Sturm2], we can affirm that, since he was young, Beethoven mastered the art of reading the book of Nature and of grabbing her multiple manifestations. The author of these lines, who had the chance to accompany Beethoven in his walking through mountains and valleys, affirms that the master was his guide in the nature and that his teaching on it was more enthusiastic than the one he gave on music. To say it plain, we could say that in Beethoven's perception nature was personified. It wasn't the rules of nature that impressed him the most, but the brute power of nature which made him react in an emotional way, namely, the only possible response. In April 1823, during a period of his life in which Beethoven was suffering from health's problems, he decided to get some rest in Heliegenstadt, a charming place where he get the inspiration to write several works. The author of these lines writes that walking in Heliegenstadt's mountains Beethoven was used to stop frequently to observe the landscapes surrounding him and once he revealed that it was there that he composed the Scène au bord du ruisseau and that the buntings, the nightingales and the cuckoos had been composing with him. So, when the author asked him the reason why he dint' put buntings in that scène, Beethoven took his note-book and wrote down one theme of the Symphony. 1 Anton Felix Schindler, violinist, was the Beethoven's assistant between 1822 and 1827, when the composer was suffering from deafness. He published a controversial biography on Beethoven because of the many places of the text where he exaggerated his own importance in the relationship with the composer and some episodes he made up. 2 Beethoven copied out some passages of the book Sermons sur l'œuvre de Dieu dans la Nature by Christian Sturm
César Franck : expressing feelings through harmony( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franck -- Expressing feelings with the harmony Jean-François Zygel, an incomparable pianist and teacher, presents a music lesson, illustrated on the piano and with the participation of the Quatuor Psophos. One hour of words and music, filmed live, to discover the secrets of Franck'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 Bartok, 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. "With Franck, the sensation of something new, unexpected, and personal is simply due to his private artistic concept, so distinct, clear, and sincere, and which he conscientiously applies to the three fundamentals in musical expression: melody, harmony, and rhythm. Indeed, what would the main characteristics of style be if they did not include the nobility and expressive value of the melodic phrase; the originality of the harmonic aggregation; the solid eurhythmia of the musical architecture?" Vincent d'Indy
Frédéric Chopin : melody( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Bartok, 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. Chopin -- Chopin et la mélodie Accompanied by the cellist François Salque, Jean-François Zygel gives another Music Lesson dedicated to Chopin. He presents the melodic formulas of the romantic melodist by analysing his musical composition and language. "From his youngest age, the richness of his improvisation was astonishing. Yet he did not flaunt it; however, the lucky few who heard him improvise for hours in the most wonderful manner, without him ever playing anything that resembled another composer's work or without him ever using anything from any of his own works, would agree that his finest compositions are simply reflections and echoes of his improvisations. This spontaneous inspiration was an endless torrent of precious, bubbling materials. From time to time, the master drew several cups of these to throw them into his mould, and it so happened that the cups were filled with pearls and rubies." Julian Fontana
Keys to the orchestra by Jean-François Zygel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Dvořák, the New World Symphony: the voice of the composer Antonin Dvořák once declared for the New York Herald that the future of American music should rely on popular black American songs. He considered theses songs to be representative of the American country and traditions, so according to the composer they are necessary to the creation of a national school of music. Antonin Dvořák, "La valeur des mélodies nègres," New York Herald, 21 mai 1893. The voice of the critics. The controversy: what is American music? Does pure American music really exist? Can a symphony by a Czech composer be considered as American? For James Huneker, the answer is no. Dvořák's Symphony contains a great variety of different influences (Irish, slavic, Scottish, black and German) but its heterogeneous nature doesn't make it American. Besides, according to the critic, the style is Dvořák's style, that is Czech. On the contrary, in the opinion of Henry Edward Krehbiel, the real identity of a piece of music depends not only on its composer, but also on the place where this music has been conceived. That is why he told to the New York Daily Tribune that the black American songs that inspired Dvořák, as well as his Symphony, are the products of American institutions, of that particular political social and geographical environment in which black slaves lived and worked. If the raw material comes from Abroad, Krehbiel affirms that the result is certainly American. James Huneker, Musical Courier, December 20 1893 Henry Edward, New York Daily Tribune, January 7 1894
Schubert : the winter journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert: The Winter Journey This new Music Lesson takes place on the stage of the Théâtre du Châtelet. Jean-François Zygel, the pianist and improviser, the composer and gifted teacher, tells us the secrets of Schubert's music. Illustrating his points on the piano, he is accompanied by the Ebène Quartet, the double bass player Benjamin Berlioz, and the singers Nora Gubisch and Laurent Alvaro. 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 Bartok, 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
Claude Debussy : the gift of space( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-François Zygel, an incomparable pianist and teacher, presents a music lesson, illustrated on the piano and with the participation of the cellist Henri Demarquette and the Quatuor Klimt. One hour of words and music, filmed live, to discover the secrets of Debussy'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 Bartok, 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
Keys to the orchestra by Jean-François Zygel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 "Unfinished" Symphony: the inquiry Although Schubert was known for his lieder more than for his instrumental music, he started writing about ten symphonies and completed seven of them. The first six symphonies are considered to be simple early works, influenced by Hadyn and Mozart, and sometimes by Rossini and Beethoven. Then, from 1818, Schubert developed a personal conception of the form which brought to several attempts of unfinished symphonies. The Symphony No. 8, called "Unfinished", is different from all the other symphonies. Schubert promised to compose it in 1823, as a form of acknowledgement to the musical society in Styria which appointed him emeritus member. He put his friend Anselme Hüttenbrenner in charge of the composition of the two first movements, then he started the third one, the Scherzo, but he didn't finish it. On the contrary, he dedicated himself to the composition of his opera, Fierrabras and, probably, never composed the fourth movement. Hüttenbrenner revealed the existence of the Symphony only after Schubert's death. In 1865, the director Johann von Herbeck decided to complete it with the last movement of the 3rd Symphony in D Major (1815). Finally, the Entr'acte of Rosamunde's scene, composed in the same year as the "Unfinished" Symphony, was chosen as a possible ending for it. In the 20th century, several attempts were made to finish the Symphony: Frank Merrick and Felix Weingartner first, then Joseph Holbrooke and Geoffrey Bush, and more recently Anton Safronov
 
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Alternative Names
Jean-François Zygel

Jean-François Zygel compositeur et improvisateur français

Jean-François Zygel French composer

Languages
French (32)

Latin (1)

English (1)