Famous French musicians come from all disciplines. French music gives 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 his choices and read about them below.
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:
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
Do you have a favorite of all the famous French artists? Who are your favorite French singers and musicians?
You can listen to famous French singers and French pop music on-line with the radio show France Musique France Musique- Listen Live
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