A loving tribute to French Song, by one of the greatest voices. With exceptional sensibility and understanding of the French language, the renowned Swedish singer pays a loving homage to French melody and song. Known for her artistic journeys which transcend the borders of musical genre, Anne Sofie von Otter’s collaborations include those with Elvis Costello and Brad Mehldau, with whom she recorded her ‘Love Songs’ album on Naïve.
Autumn 2013 marks Legrand's great return to the music scene: two concerts with Natalie Dessay at The Olympia in Paris (October 28th and 29th) followed by a tour through France and Europe, and also his first memoirs, Rien n'est grave dans les aigus, to be published by the Cherche-Midi Editeur. To tie in with these events, Universal Classics & Jazz France has undertaken the most ambitious, abundantly prolific and extravagant record-project ever devoted to Michel Legrand: a 15CD boxed-set which brings together every face and aspect of every domain on the Legrand continent; in other words, songs, jazz, original film-soundtracks, symphonic works, musicals…
Leave it to the French to show their cosmopolitan side with this wide-ranging five CDs that often resembles a whirlwind package tour of Paris. All in all, it's a spectacularly fun, occasionally chuckle-inducing collection.
Chanson D'Amour is a French-language compilation album by Canadian singer Celine Dion. Also known as Gold, Vol. 1, originally released in France by Versailles on 2 October 1995. It features fourteen rare songs recorded between 1982 and 1988, including the Eurovision-winning "Ne partez pas sans moi". Later, the album was also released in other countries around the world. It was issued under many different titles, with many different covers, and by various music labels. Gold Vol. 1 was certified 2× Gold in France, where it peaked at number thirty on the chart. It also charted in Belgium Wallonia, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Ivan Gobry est docteur ès Lettres. Il a enseigné pendant 27 ans à l’Université de Reims et parallèlement à l’Institut catholique de Paris. Auteur de plus de cent ouvrages, il a participé à de multiples émissions et conférences radiophoniques et reçu de très nombreux prix, dont cinq de l’Académie française. …
French group La Main Harmonique is named for the "Guidonian hand," known to generations of music history graduate students, which teaches solmization syllables by means of labeled finger joints. That suggests the basic orientation here, which is toward specialists; the booklet dutifully lists library sources but does not provide anything so helpful as translations of the 15th-century French texts (there are some almost completely black photos of the performers, though). It's nice, however, to have recordings of this secular chanson repertoire, which in the case of Johannes Ockeghem is not so well represented on recordings as his intellectually fearsome masses.
Two classic easy-listening albums by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra, originally released in 1977 on the Philips label, together on one CD and remastered from the original analogue stereo tapes for Vocalion's trademark crystal-clear sound.
Francis Cabrel singing in Spanish.
I heard Francis Cabrel on the radio by the song that leads the title of this album "La Quiero A Morir (Je L'Aime À Mourir)".
La Grammaire est une chanson douce est une fantaisie joyeuse. Jeanne, la narratrice, une jeune adolescente, pourraît être la petite soeur d'Alice, l'héroïne de Lewis Carroll, précipitée dans un monde où les repères familiers sont bouleversés. …