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A collection of classical music, operas, and ballets. The collection includes live broadcasts, archived performances of concerts, operas, ballets, artist profiles, documentaries, and educational programs. Includes performances from France and of French ensembles.
A performance on instruments that were in fashion at the time of Beethoven, rather than modern instruments. Notice the lower pitch, the more transparent sound, and the various levels of articulation. (Freely accessible from the Philharmonie de Paris)
A French documentary performance of the symphony.
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.