Aznavour - The complete - Charles Aznavour

Aznavour - The complete - Charles Aznavour

SKU: 9782359490213
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  • Author (s): Charles Aznavour
  • Publisher: Don Quichotte Éditions
  • Publication: 14/12/2010
  • Format: Large, over 1kg
  • Number of pages: 665
  • Number of books: 1
  • Shipping: 933
  • Dimensions: 22.60 x 17.50 x 3.40

“I watched the beautiful people of the song, determined not to imitate anyone. I didn't want to, especially not! write songs in the style of those I listened to on the radio at the time. What mattered to me was to tell the story of life as I saw it lived around me, without embellishment, without setting the whole with a beautiful versification in Alexandrines. I wanted, in a direct, natural way, to say "I love you", "I want you", "you are hurting me". Expressing essential things in simple words seemed to me to be the supreme talent for a songwriter. And then, above all, I wanted people to identify with my subjects and my language. Besides, I never invented a story or a situation: existence offered them to me and I wrote them down. Thus, my songs resemble me, dress me, and tell my life. But they also tell yours, readers. Why deny it? Without shame or remorse, I have always horribly plundered you: your loves, your joys, your sorrows, your disappointments as well as your hopes. Everything, absolutely everything happened there. »Charles Aznavour.

By the simplicity of his themes and the poetry of his texts, Charles Aznavour invented a new way of writing songs. This book, presented and commented on by him, brings together all his works.