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Thu, 01 Jun 2006

Belle Epoque Melodies

L'invitation au voyage
Melodies from La belle epoque
John Mark Ainsley
Grahan Johnson
LP, Hyperion

The belle epoque is generally defined as the settled and comfortable life before WWI - it's the French equivalent of that late-Victorian English world where servants scurried about while those upstairs amused themselves in a polite manner. Except, at that time, the creative world was gravitating towards Paris - something that would continue for some years to come.

This is a pretty collection of songs that will be enjoyed by anyone that enjoys this oevre and particularly those who might have Francophile tendencies. (Baron K)

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