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Online Lecture: La Vie Parisienne, Music Legends of the Chanson Francaise

Program No. 24323RJ
Join us on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about the greatest stars of French pop music from the 1930s to the 1960s.
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At a Glance

It’s Bastille Day! Let’s listen to some French music and learn more about the distinctive sound of chanson française. It is the style of popular music born in the cafes and cabarets in the Montmartre district of Paris. Influenced by literary realism, the singers of chanson francaise created the romantic image of Paris that is still felt today by all those who visit. In this lecture, we will hear representative songs by some of the giants of the early to mid-twentieth century, including Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel and others.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.

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