Chanson / passion, melancholy and joie de vivre from France / Olaf Salié

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Like fashion and wine, chanson is one of France's national treasures; hardly any other musical discipline is so closely linked to the culture and essence of a country. Love and revolution, nostalgia and homeland, mockery of the bourgeoisie and again and again Paris - that's roughly how the leitmotifs of French chansons can be summed up. Great poets and philosophers of the 20th century such as Jacques Prévert, Louis Aragon and Jean-Paul Sartre provided the lyrics for chansons, which were then interpreted by icons such as Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Barbara, Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg. Their legacy is kept alive today by greats like ZAZ or Benjamin Biolay and carried into the future. Illustrated with atmospheric photographs, including by Robert Doisneau, this book delves into the history of one of the most sensual and poetic forms of music in the world. A photographic homage to France's most lyrical, romantic and poetic musical tradition!

Hardcover with dust jacket, 240 pages, 24.0 x 30.0 cm, 38 color illustrations, 154 b/w illustrations

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