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Classic French Songs
Giraud/Dréjac, Philippe-Gérard/Vannier, Martini
Classic French Songs
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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This collection of French songs, which has received praise from the legendary French entertainment figure Jean-Christophe Averty on his "France-Culture" radio show, includes songs from as far back as 1800 to the 1950s, man...  more »

      
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This collection of French songs, which has received praise from the legendary French entertainment figure Jean-Christophe Averty on his "France-Culture" radio show, includes songs from as far back as 1800 to the 1950s, many of them real rarities. The recording is perfect for lovers of great songs, whether or not those lovers happen to be French speakers (the booklet includes translations of all the songs). The songs include some old favorites -- such as Plaisir d?Amour, Ne Me Quitte Pas, and Les F euilles Mortes ("Autumn Leaves") -- and many which are virtually never heard in the U.S. -- such as Barbara, Celui Qui Meurt d?Aimer, and Paris Canaille. They are sung beautifully in the original French by Eileen Mager, whose voice is gorgeous and versatile, and whose expressiveness is truly special. Pianist/keyboardist/arranger Ellen Brown, who also accompanied her on her "Christmas Treasures" and her "Broadway: Love & Laughter" albums, accompanies on this recording with her usual superb style and sensitivity.