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19th Century French Poetry: Read in French by Paul A. Mankin
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 50 mins

Paul A. Mankin recites the most famous French poetry from the 19th Century. Gérard de Nerval, Victor Hugo and Alphonse de Lamartine, the main poets from the romantic period are represented, as well as precursors of Symbolism, Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé. In addition, the album includes poems written by...

(Folkways Records, 1961), 50 mins
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20th Century French Poetry: Narrated by Paul Mankin
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(Folkways Records, 1965), 49 mins

Paul A. Mankin recites French poetry from the 20th Century. French poets from the first of the 20th Century like Charles Peguy, Paul Valery and Guillaume Apollinaire are represented, as well as those from the second half of the century including Louis Aragon, Jacques Prevert and Jules Supervielle.



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(Folkways Records, 1965), 49 mins
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Chansons Populaires de France: Yves Montand
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 41 mins

Actor, singer and music-hall dancer famous throughout the world, Yves Montand is one of France’s most emblematic artists. He had a successful career as an actor, and had roles alongside Edith Piaf, Simone Signoret and Marilyn Monroe, as well as working with directors Costa-Gavras and Alain Resnais. Additionally,...

(Monitor Records, 2012), 41 mins
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Chantons en Francais; Vol. 1, Part 1: French Songs for Learning French
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 29 mins

This series of five volumes helps teach French through singing—an enjoyable way to learn both language and culture. These recordings are valuable educational tools. First, professional singers singing in their native tongue are excellent models of diction and pronunciation, perfectly reproducing the sounds of wo...

(Folkways Records, 1961), 29 mins
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Chantons en Français; Vol. 2, Part 3: French Songs for Learning French
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 33 mins

This series of five volumes helps teach French through singing—an enjoyable way to learn both language and culture. These recordings are valuable educational tools. First, professional singers singing in their native tongue are excellent models of diction and pronunciation, perfectly reproducing the sounds of wo...

(Folkways Records, 1961), 33 mins
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Colette's Music Hall (L'Envers du Music-Hall): By Colette
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written by Colette, 1873-1954 (Folkways Records, 1963), 36 mins

French music hall is similar to vaudeville in its origins and performers. Colette knew a great deal about this milieu, and she wrote about it with compassion and humor. Claire Luce and Julie Haydon Nathan, ardent devotees of Colette, recorded some of her lesser-known stories about backstage life in French music ha...

written by Colette, 1873-1954 (Folkways Records, 1963), 36 mins
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Contes de Perrault, Vol. 1: French Fairy Tales Read in French by Robert Franc
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 36 mins

Charles Perrault’s fairy tales, which include the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, embody the French oral tradition, yet they are known throughout the world. On this album Robert Franc reads "Puss in Boots," "Blue-Beard," "Richard with the Tufted Hair," and "Cinderella" in their original French. A se...

(Folkways Records, 1962), 36 mins
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Contes de Perrault, Vol. 2: French Fairy Tales Read in French by Robert Franc
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins

This is the second volume in the Contes de Perrault series, which also includes Contes de Perrault, Vol. 1: French Fairy Tales Read in French by Robert Franc. On this volume Robert Franc tells de Perrault’s stories "Sleeping Beauty," "The Fairies," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Tom Thumb."



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(Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins
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Corsica: Religious Music of Oral Tradition
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performed by Various Artists (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/Audivis-UNESCO, 1977), 53 mins
performed by Various Artists (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/Audivis-UNESCO, 1977), 53 mins
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French Songs
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(Monitor Records), 39 mins

These sixteen tracks revive the bohemian spirit of Parisian neighborhoods. Roger Bourdin’s orchestra and Pierre Derives, under the pseudonym "Lucky Pierre," perform both joyful and melancholy tunes, using the sounds of accordions and trumpets to illuminate the unique music of France’s capital city.



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(Monitor Records), 39 mins
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