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La Chanson de Roland
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produced by Lucie De Vienne Blanc, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 35 mins

La Chanson de Roland is one of the most important works of French literature. Lucie de Vienne Blanc was "so impressed by [its] dramatic and incredible human content" that she recorded it, hoping, in effect to revive this masterpiece with "its popular and at times rural atmosphere" that will remind listeners of th...

produced by Lucie De Vienne Blanc, 1902-1973 (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 35 mins
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Compagnie Nationale de Danses Françaises with Jacques Douai
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 48 mins

Forming a French national ballet company was a dream that took singer Jacques Douai and Térèse Palau fifteen years to realize. For the first ten years the company gave thousands of performances with only four pairs of dancers, but eventually the ballet grew to include seventy-five singers and dancers. The Fren...

(Monitor Records, 2012), 48 mins
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Folk Music of France
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produced by Paul Arma, 1905-1987 (Folkways Records, 1951), 33 mins

From Angoumois to Orléans, this collection of Folk Music of France “remains the exact and faithful reflection of the different ethnic and language groups among which this folklore came to birth.” Often humorous, this collection is a running commentary on marriage with songs such as “Mon Père M’a Douné...

produced by Paul Arma, 1905-1987 (Folkways Records, 1951), 33 mins
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French Christmas Songs: Chants de Noël
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 26 mins

On this album Hélène Baillargeon performs favorite French Christmas songs, ranging from Christmas hymns such as "Il est né le divin enfant" to children’s songs like "Vive le vent." Baillargeon’s collection conveys the joy of so much Christmas music.

Hélène Baillargeon was a Quebecois singer and actress known for...

(Folkways Records, 1956), 26 mins
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French Short Stories, Vol. 1: Read in French by Armand and Louise Bégué and Pierre Capritz
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written by Paul Louis Courier, 1773-1825, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1960), 39 mins

The French short story tradition can be useful in teaching French. Armand Bégué, a professor at Brooklyn College, his wife, and Pierre Capritz, a professor at Yale University, have recorded six stories in two volumes accompanied by written French versions and a glossary.The first CD includes a story by Guy de Ma...

written by Paul Louis Courier, 1773-1825, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1960), 39 mins
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French Short Stories, Vol. 2: Read in French by Armand and Louise Bégué and Pierre Capritz
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written by Prosper Mérimée, 1803-1870, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1961), 29 mins

The French short story tradition can be useful in teaching French. Armand Bégué, a professor at Brooklyn College, his wife, and Pierre Capritz, a professor at Yale University, have recorded six stories in two volumes accompanied by written French versions and a glossary. This second CD includes a story by Guy de...

written by Prosper Mérimée, 1803-1870, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1961), 29 mins
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Poemontages: 100 Years of French Poetry
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 1 hour 32 mins

This anthology of poems from the 1850s to the 1950s features some of what is widely acknowledged as some of the best France’s poetry. Verlaine, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Duchamp, Cocteau, and others have touched succeeding generations with their unique verses. All these poets—symbolists, decadents, surrealists, mod...

(Folkways Records, 1954), 1 hour 32 mins
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Prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jeanne de France by Blaise Cendrars
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(Folkways Records, 1967), 37 mins

Blaise Cendrars is a unique character in French literature. He dabbled in many fields, from business to movies to reporting, but decided poetry was his vocation. He persisted in being one of the freest men of his generation, understanding that life is more important than literature. Nevertheless, the publication...

(Folkways Records, 1967), 37 mins
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Songs of Auvergne
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 45 mins

French folk songs from the province of Auvergne are generally the best known, but through her interpretations on this album Lucie de Vienne Blanc endeavors to restore "authenticity" to the traditional music of Auvergne. Auvergne’s wild and difficult terrain, and its isolation, influenced its musical culture. To...

(Folkways Records, 1960), 45 mins
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Sonia Malkine Sings French Folk Songs
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins

This album features the French-American singer Sonia Malkine. Too often associated with only Auvergne folk music, French folk music actually varies quite a bit from region to region, as these 17 songs illustrate.



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La franco américaine Sonia Malkine essaie avec ce CD de diffuser la diversité des c...

(Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
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