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The little stories behind the songs
Welcome to Paris Chanson’s podcast. My name is Olivier and every week, on Tuesdays, we talk about the little stories that are behind the French songs we play on Paris Chanson.
Today is a bit special, as we are going to watch the movie “Amélie”, or at least to listen to some of it… Why? Just because I love it.
This is “La valse d’Amélie” from Yann Tiersen. A beautiful piece of music.
“Amélie”, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet was released the 25th of April 2001 in France. It rapidly became one of the most well-known French movies of all time throughout the world. But before the movie, Jeunet didn’t know Tiersen. Greatly impressed when he discovered his work, he immediately bought Tiersen's entire catalogue and eventually commissioned him to compose pieces for the film. 8 pieces exactly. Plus 20 tracks from Tiersen’s previous albums.
That music won the César Award for Best Music Written for a Film in France in 2002 + of course a lot of other awards for the movie itself, everywhere in the world.
This fantastic track sounds like the Paris we love here at Paris Chanson: the Paris of Montmartre, the old Paris… Our favorite Paris!