French Music in Classic Movies – Part 1

Hollywood and the American film industry in general have long had an infatuation with French music, usually to create a romantic or lighthearted atmosphere. French music can be quirky and sometimes downright irritating but in the right context can elevate a scene to great heights. For years Hollywood has turned[…]

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The French Inspired Classical Music – Part 2

In part two of our blog to find the greatest French composers that influenced the world of classical music we move on from Debussy and Berlioz and delve into the worlds of three more great French composers: Bizet, Boulanger and Ravel. Georges Bizet Bizet is probably one of the most[…]

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The French Inspired Classical Music – Part 1

When it comes to classical music most people’s thoughts immediately jump to Germany or perhaps Russia. And although Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky certainly led the way in some respects, let’s not forget the in-depth influence that the great French composers had on proceedings. In fact, much of[…]

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The Different Types of French Music – Part 2

France is very proud of its culture, and its musical heritage is a large part of that culture. By law French radio stations are forced to play French language songs a minimum thirty five percent of their air time, and this has recently been reduced as it used to be[…]

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The Different Types of French Music – Part 1

French music has a great variety of types and styles, it has been influenced by many factors from all over the world including, Latin America, Africa, and Asia and through it all French musicians have created their own unique identity.

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The Greatest French Chanson Songs – Part 3

In part two of the greatest ever French Chanson songs we learned how passion, sex, love and seductiveness are such key elements in Chanson. Chanson is not all about romantic tales of the good times, it can also be graphic and outspoken. Our first song in this blog is called[…]

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The Greatest French Chanson Songs – Part 2

The French Chanson song or as we found out The French Song in part one of this blog is not just a style of French music. It is part of the total French culture, and if you can understand French Chanson then you have got a chance of understanding how[…]

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The Greatest French Chanson Songs – Part 1

What is French Chanson Music? And why is it so important to French culture? La chanson Francaise translates as the French song. And it is really any song that is sung in French, but it has come to mean a whole lot more than that. The romance of Paris and[…]

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Famous French Musicians – Part 3

The third and concluding part of our blog to discover the important French musical artists of modern times picks up with Zaz and Noir Desir. In the last blog we looked at an eclectic variety of musicians from African / Caribbean to hip-hop.

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Famous French Musicians – Part 2

In part one of looking at the most famous French artists and singers there has ever been, we looked at three very different artists including one that was Belgian.

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