Famous French Artists Famous French Singers French Accordion Music
Famous French artists come from all disciplines. French music artists give us many famous French singers, composers and instrumentalists.
The history of French music gives us classical French music; French folk music, French accordion music, and French pop music of today (and yesteryear).
What are your favorites in French music? I asked Gildas (my French husband) to share with us his favorite French singers and musicians. You can listen to French music and read about them below.
Music And Songs That Make Me Homesick for France
French Accordion Music
I have always loved valse mussettes played on the accordion. I will always remember walking through corridors at a Metro station and hearing a valse mussette being played in the distance: Indifferrence. It was magical, I could not tell down which of the many corridors the music was coming from, as if it was a siren calling for me.
If you loved the movie Amelie, then you probably liked the theme song: La Valse D'amelie. Written and performed by one of our famous French musicians, the marvelous composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen. I love everything he does.
Check out this French music video of a live performance and tell me that the accordion can't be a hot instrument:
Famous French Singers of Classical French Music
As far as Famous French singers, I love the classics from Edith Piaf of course, but I also enjoy Madeleine Peyroux’s interpretation of classical French music like, J'ai Deux Amours:
When I have a hankering for some real old classical French music, I listen to Charles Trenet and his famous: Boum
and En Avril a April:
Do you have a favorite of all the famous French artists? Who are your favorite French singers and musicians?