Posted by Travel Inspirations | Posted on 28-10-2011 | comments: 0| Posted in
The French are proud with their rich cultural heritage and the tourist appeal of France. The French music, with its classical examples and modern scene is part of this world treasure and millions of visitors are having this experience when they go to France.
The cheap calls to France will provide you some useful information about the interesting music events and the coolest festivals in France.
Although the musical creation in France dates back to the Middle Ages, it knew its golden age in the 17th century thanks to Louis XIV, who employed several musicians and composers in the royal court. The most renowned composers of this period include Francois Couperin, Jean-Baptist Lully and Martin Marais, all of them composers at the court. After the death of the “Roi Soleil”, French musical creation lost dynamism, but in the next century the music of Jen-Philippe Rameau reached some prestige, and today he is still one of the most renowned French composers.
French classical music knew a revival in the 19th and 20th century, at first with opera composers Georges Bizet, Charles Gounod, Jacques Offenbach, and Jules Massenet. This period was a golden age for operas, being popular in the country the opera bouffon, the opera-ballet and the opera comique genres. Later came precursors of modern classical music Erik Satle, Francis Poulenc, and above all Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, who invented new musical forms.
French music then followed the rapid emergence of pop and rock music at the middle of the 20th century. Although English-speaking creations achieved popularity in the country, French pop music, known as chanson francaise, has also remained very popular, with artists like Edith Piaf.
Other French artists with international careers have been popular in several countries, for example female singers Mireille Mathieu and Mylene Farmere, electronic music pioneers Jean-Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier and Bob Sinclar, and later Martin Solveig and David Guetta. In the 1990s and 2000s, electronic duos Daft Punk, Justice and Air also reached worldwide popularity and contributed to the reputation of modern electronic music in the world.
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