2013 is the 50th anniversary of the death of French singing legend Edith Piaf and in recognition of her endurable music – French superstar Patricia Kaas – has recorded her interpretation of some of Piaf’s greatest songs on a new album and begins a European Tour this month. The Tour starts tonight in Hamburg and goes through Germany, Latvia, Finland, Uk, Poland, France, Belgium and finishes back in Berlin on November 13th.
Ms Piaf is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time due to her distinctive voice and how she interpreted songs with emotion. One of her best known songs was “Hymne a l’amour,” that was written for world boxing champion Marcel Cerdan, with whom she had an 18-month affair before he died in a plane crash in 1949. Here is Kaas’ interpretation of the song
(YouTube Video Courteys of PkaasOfficiel)
Patricia Kaas released her first album in ““Mademoiselle chante…” back in 1988 and has gone on to sell over 16 million albums globally. She represented France at Eurovision in 2009 and placed 8th with the wonderful “Et s’il Fallait le Faire”
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