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  The Arts in France - French Music
Nevertheless, many French composers were active during the Renaissance--for example, Jean Mouton (c.1475-1522) and Pierre Certon (c.1510-72)--but their music was overshadowed by that of the Flemish and Italians.
The foremost French operas in the 17th century were those of Jean Baptiste Lully and in the 18th century those of Jean Philippe Rameau.
Music by French composers consisted mostly of inferior operas or empty, virtuosic salon pieces.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/DF_music.shtml   (1795 words)

  
 Mountain Grown Music - French Kirkpatrick
French began to play when he was 16 or 17 years old, but he was around 11 when he fell in love with music by listening to his father play.
As French grew older, he continued to follow his father and older brother Billy, a fiddler, to the barn dances, harvest suppers and PTA benefits in the county.
French's music is a blend of big band swing, old-time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel.
mountaingrownmusic.org /french-kirkpatrick.html   (1632 words)

  
 growabrain: Music - French Chansons of the 60's Archives
September 26, 2006 in Music - French Chansons of the 60's
November 8, 2005 in Music - French Chansons of the 60's
June 24, 2004 in Music - French Chansons of the 60's
growabrain.typepad.com /growabrain/music_french_chansons_of_the_60s   (757 words)

  
 French at Luther College
French is one of four majors offered by the department of modern languages and literatures at Luther.
Each French major is also prepared to use the language in a variety of professions or in graduate school.
All language majors, minors, and others who plan to use French skills professionally are strongly urged to study abroad during their undergraduate years.
www.luther.edu /learning/dept/french.html   (719 words)

  
 French Music Reviews
Apparently this musical hobo has abandoned introspective lyrics for the time being in favor of the pleasures of marijuana and radio station samples.
A great CD of French chansons and gypsy jazz that meets the needs of an American generation starved for culture and malnourished on the frothy but empty pseudo coffee culture of Starbucks.
Naming a CD French Girls means you want to bring certain things to mind about these creatures, whether they are based on reality or not.
www.plume-noire.com /music/releases/french.html   (472 words)

  
 A Brief History of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco Music
The music of the Acadians in Louisiana in the 19th century was transformed by new influences: African rhythms, blues, and improvisational singing techniques as well as by other rhythms and singing styles from Native Americans.
As Savoy explains in her book, Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People, the accordion was brought to Louisiana in the late 19th century by German immigrants, but, because the accordion was tuned in keys that did not match the "open string" tuning of the fiddlers, it was not incorporated into Cajun music.
The music of Creole culture drew on the same French traditions as Cajun music but added to that the influence of African music in the New World–the rhythms of the Caribbean or the soulful melodies of the blues or a combination of these sources and more.
www.lsue.edu /acadgate/music/history.htm   (4321 words)

  
 Mind Hacks: music, wine and will
They played traditional French (accordion music) or traditional German (a Bierkeller brass band - oompah music) music at customers and watched the sales of wine from their experimental wine shelves, which contained French and German wine matched for price and flavour.
On French music days 77% of the wine sold was French, on German music days 73% was German - in other words, if you took some wine off their shelves you were 3 or 4 times more likely to choose a wine that matched the music than wine that didn't match the music.
For a decision which people aren't very involved with, with low costs either way (both the French and German wines are pretty similar, remember, except for their nationality) this is enough to swing the choice.
www.mindhacks.com /blog/2006/02/music_wine_and_will.html   (736 words)

  
 French Culture - Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is "an uncommonly thoughtful interpreter and a brilliant technician," and his lively, dramatically characterized readings of Bartok, Debussy, Scriabin and Ligeti at Carnegie Hall carried the musical works on their own terms, writes New york Times critic Allan Kozinn.
The French-American Jazz Exchange was created by Chamber Music America and the French Embassy to foster collaborative projects that unite French and American jazz artists, including composition, touring, recording, and audience-development activities.
About Us The Music Office of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the USA assists French and Francophone musicians and composers by creating opportunities for American presenters to discover and present their work.
frenchculture.org /the_music.cfm   (553 words)

  
 French horn music
These colorful musical scenes from the city are excellent study and recital pieces.
The colorful and engaging music is idiomatic and sophisticated, yet it is accessible because of its strong programmatic nature.
Entertaining musical representations of six of Aesop’s famous fables are presented between a Prelude and Postlude.
www.brixtonpublications.com /french_horn-3.html   (1620 words)

  
 French Music CDs & French Songbook--frencheducation.com--french,education,children,pimsleur,adult
Music is a wonderful way to introduce your child to French.
Often, children learn to sing entire songs in French before they learn a spoken phrase or sentence.
This illustrated book presents the music and the words of each song in both French and English.
www.frencheducation.com /frenchpages/musicspecial.html   (119 words)

  
 Paul French, Professor of Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
French has conducted for Rogue Opera, Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, Northwest Bach Ensemble, Chelan Bach Festival, Rogue Music Theatre, and made his Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra debut in a performance of Brahms' "Requiem" in Spring, 2002.
As a tenor soloist, French has performed a varied repertoire from Handel's Messiah, to Vaughan Williams' Mass in G for organizations such as Jefferson Baroque Orchestra and Northwest Bach Ensemble, and at music festivals such as the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the Chelan Bach Festival.
An accomplished teacher, choral students of Dr. French are conducting throughout the United States and his voice students have consistently developed into accomplished singers, pursuing graduate degrees at some of the nation's leading institutions and winning prestigious voice competitions.
www.sou.edu /music/french.shtml   (460 words)

  
 Versailles, French baroque music
A pedagogical vocation is apparent in the ongoing dialogue between French and foreign scholars, the choir school, and performers.
It is hoped that collaboration with baroque music research centers abroad such as the Centro di musica antiqua di Napoli and Jordi Savall's newly-opened center in Barcelona will expand the number of baroque music performers.
For those who read French the CMBV provides (free of charge) their yearly research report which outlines topics presented at the CMBV's annual international colloquium, a brief summary of recent critical studies, musical scores under study and an updated international bibliography and CD discography.
www.culturekiosque.com /klassik/features/rheversail.htm   (1495 words)

  
 France Music :: calabashmusic.com
Music to Massage By (or be Massaged To)
Here is some music that will soothe the soul and help your muscles relax....
We’re spotlighting the Desert- here’s music that is inspired by the...
music.calabashmusic.com /world/europe/france   (345 words)

  
 French Culture | music news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Amherst Early Music Festival 2001 is dedicated to the Music of France and the Low Countries.
French composer Jacques Offenbach's comedy The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein will be be sung in a new performing version/translation on May 24, 26, 30; June 1, 5, 8, 13, 17, 20, 23, 2001.
French music abounds at the 2001 Saratoga Performing Arts Festival.
www.info-france-usa.org /culture/music/events/01summerpreview.html   (655 words)

  
 CD Baby: LAUREL ZUCKER: Flute Music by French Composers
Flute Music by French Composers music makes you feel like you are dancing on the clouds with angels and Laurel Zucker plays the flute as if she was ordained by the Holy Spirit to do so.
Zucker takes one piece from each individual French composer and molds it into a born again masterpiece is a credit to her steadfast dedication to the artistry of flute playing.
This is the type of music made for those with discriminating tastes and an ear for perfection in the classical music genre.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/zucker11   (730 words)

  
 Indie Music Features on CLUAS - French Letter: The Rock Scene
Three minutes of squirming embarrassment and nostalgia for roadworks is usually the reaction of Anglophones forced to listen to Noir Desir (whose lead singer is currently in jail for manslaughter), M (a glam rocker who wears his hair in the shape of an M. Seriously!), Louise Attaque (a strangely-named an all-male band) and the like.
Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Interpol — French music fans love all the acts that are popular in Britain and Ireland, and the NME-front-cover barometer of hot new acts is watched closely by the Paris music press.
Yet French acts that would be idolised by indie-kids in other countries (I can recommend The Married Monk, a Breton band who sometimes play with Yann 'Amelie-soundtrack' Tiersen) merely scrape a living on the college circuit.
www.cluas.com /music/features/french-letter_rock-in-france.htm   (729 words)

  
 French Web Resources - Web Links
Le MOO Français: an environment for French enthusiasts to meet and practice the target language in a conversational atmosphere.
Amiens: tour this French city through photos and tidbits on some of the important parts of the town.
French Studies Web: access to scholarly resources in French Studies; subjects range from archeology to women's studies.
college.hmco.com /languages/french/resources/students/links   (1395 words)

  
 Amazon.com: French Cafe: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The music is jazzy, light-hearted, and relaxing and has been playing and replaying in my stereo for days.
The Putumayo World Music Hour devoted one of their weekly programs (MOSTLY) to this album.While it was perfect as background music for an hourlong drive to Santa Rosa,I was glad I HEARD it on the radio for free instead of buying the CD for myself.
"French Cafe" is lauded because it's French,like the settings&characters in the bestselling "Da Vinci Code." As I found the novel "Da Vinci Code" overrated&boring (oh my!the descendant of Jesus&Mary Magdalene is the redheaded Sophie Neveu!Alors!),so I find it with this album.
www.amazon.com /French-Cafe-Various-Artists/dp/B0000DBJDB   (1610 words)

  
 Frenchculture.org | Music | Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Highly theatrical, thoroughly musical, backed by minimal instrumental forces (a Japanese drummer and a French double-bassist) Agossi is not ashamed to twist standards and indulge her free-spirited style.
French pianist Helene Grimaud tours the USA in solo recital and with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
French piano virtuoso Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs the most popular piano works featured in the films of yesterday and today, such as Spartacus, The Piano, Somewhere In Time, Chocolat, Brief Encounter, Dangerous Moonlight, The Royal Tennenbaums, A League of Their Own, The Right Stuff and Fantasia 2000.
www.ambafrance-us.org /culture/music/index.html   (2136 words)

  
 Learn French : French Music, French Songs, Cajun Music
His French music is inspired by the hardships felt by the young French-Algerian population in French Algeria.
Fabienne Demal, better known to European music fans as Axelle Red, was born in the north of Belgium, in the Flemish town of Hasselt, on February 15 1968.
Axelle's passion for music intensified during her teenage years and, besides her love of soul music, she also became a committed Abba fan, learning all the Swedish supergroup's hits by heart.
www.frenchmalaysia.com /french-music.html   (2747 words)

  
 French Music: C'est Pas Mal!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
I'm so scared from years of thinking that he was the epitome of French music that I refuse to go check.
This was done because certain laws to protect the French language meant that 70% of the music played on the radio had to be in French.
French jazz and classical music is, I'm told, very good, but I don't listen too much of it myself.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/secrets_of_paris/62021/2   (584 words)

  
 Music - CD and music reviews, news and clips - Boston.com
The Vinyl Skyway's "From Telegraph Hill" is is lush, summery music with ambrosial harmonies and melodies so opulent that you barely realize you're humming along to one colossal bummer after another.
Pianist Kenny Barron is touring with the Brazilian outfit Trio da Paz, with whom he has forged an ongoing encounter between jazz and Brazilian music that, like its authors, refuses to take the easy way out.
As the longtime associate conductor and chorusmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society, John Finney was tapped Sunday to replace the French early-music star Emmanuelle Haïm at the 11th hour.
www.boston.com /ae/music   (442 words)

  
 Mark French - AOL Music
Banned Australian cyclist Mark French has spoken out vehemently in his own defence after being savaged by retired judge Robert Anderson in the confidential...
French makes statement while judge begins the long haul...
Australian cyclist Mark French has been cleared on appeal by the Court of...
music.aol.com /artist/mark-french/186853/main   (124 words)

  
 CBC Toronto - Programs - Music Around Us
Join soprano Shannon Mercer, Ottawa's Thirteen Strings and Seventeen Voyces for seasonal music recorded at the annual candlelight concert from St Andrew's Church in Ottawa.
Windsor pianist Philip Adamson presents a program of French music from the early years of the Twentieth century as Music Around Us continues its month-long series Out and About the province.
Dvorak's double bass String Quintet is the centrepiece of this concert from Owen Sound, together with Promenades for flute, violin and harpsichord by Martinu.
www.cbc.ca /musicaroundus   (549 words)

  
 National French Week - Music & Dance
More than 100 years later, Verlaine's words still ring true, because every French teacher has in his or her repertoire songs to reinforce grammar, to enhance cultural and thematic units, to improve proficiency, and to create that special ambiance in the classroom at the beginning or the end of instruction.
And all French students know that when the cassettes or CDs come out, learning is going to take on a whole new dimension.
For teachers who are less ambitious, teaching in a small French department without colleagues to help, take some of the categories and use them in each class to put on the same type of variety show but on a smaller scale that you can take to local elementary schools.
www.frenchteachers.org /nfw/nfwthemes/music.html   (1219 words)

  
 World Music France - French Music
As is the case with previous Putumayo releases, the sequencing is seamless, combining the endearingly old-fashioned flavor of George Brassens with the iconoclastic romanticism of George Gainsbourg and the sultry whispers of a youthful Brigitte Bardot.
Better yet, the disc spends some valuable time introducing listeners to a new generation of French musicians who have embraced the traditional chanson format while incorporating fresh elements into the mix.
Music with the relaxed atmosphere of a Parisian café - affectionate without being mawkish or tragic, good-humored without the braying and guffawing nowadays so stylish, and so relaxing - nothing extreme here except good taste, intelligent sentiment and delightful sounds.
www.almudo.com /France-Music.htm   (336 words)

  
 French music & dance Session   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
French Music and Dance Session in Chippenham, Wiltshire
The purpose of the sessions are to promote French Music and Dance in the Wiltshire area and allow musicians and dancers to meet, play and dance etc.
The music is mostly from Central France with the occasional Breton addition.
www.neston1.freeserve.co.uk   (112 words)

  
 BUREAU EXPORT - The French Music Export Offices
With also DJ sets by French artists Ex Nihilo Crew, DJ Morpheus and JB Wizzz.
The annual festival of progressive music and multimedia arts in Barcelona present, like each year, a lot of new artists...and for this year new French Artists will be present too...Justice, Hocus Pocus, C2c, Dj Medhi, Uffie, Chateau Flight, Miss Kittin...
Interactive guide about the music digital market worldwide, with detailled contacts country per country.
www.french-music.org /scr_home.php   (294 words)

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