Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Prince of Romance......Richard Clayderman

Born Philippe Pagés (28 December 1953), Richard Clayderman is a world renowned French pianist of easy listening, classical, jazzy and romantic music. He became most famous for his recording of  "Ballad pour Adeline" in 1976 which was composed for the daughter of a French record producer Paul de Senneville and partner Olivier Toussaint. This ballad went on to become world acclaimed and popular selling more than 20 million copies in 38 countries. He is very popular in Asia, performing around 200 concerts worldwide, out of 250 days. He is an inspiration to young and old encouraging the love of music through piano playing, and the appreciation of classic and jazzy music. His French accent coupled with his sincerity ( and good looks ) no doubt is enough to capture the hearts of many. Watching him perform is like watching his hands glide over silk....ever so captivating and enrapturing.                                                                 Picture from here                                                 
According to the Guinness Book of Records, he is "the most successful pianist in the world".

Ballad pour Adeline:

Rhapsody in Blue:

Some of my faves:....they're endless :)

Thankyou for the incredible inspiration, and for bringing such joy to so many hearts through your passion and blessed talent!

                                           Thankyou for an awesome concert Richard!!

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