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Posted by Claudia Moser on 6:01 AM in
Somehow for this letter I would like to bend my own rule a bit (an artist / composer starting with a particular letter) and use it for the surname since this is a singer which I like immensly, namely Yves Montand. Probably it came to my mind since the Paris holiday is approaching as we speak and his songs bring a little bit of 'la belle vie francaise'

I must comment that Yves Montand was also a great actor, but his songs will always be part of my favourite playlist!

Les grands boulevards, the large streets in Paris, a lovely song



And for the instrument something really special, Yang Qin .

Chinese hammered dulcimer; came into China from Persia in the 17th century and now regarded as a Chinese national instrument. It is very similar to zither but still special.



Reminded me a bit of xylophone, but the sounds are different. Among the comments to this video I found the following statement 'a wise musician once told me that our heart and mind hear the notes, but our soul hears the spaces between the notes.' and I believe it fits this sample perfectly!

Enjoy!

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13 Comments


Great post! :)


Thanks Becky!


I love that song about the Boulevards and, yes, he was a great actor too. Wonderful quote about the wise musician!


I don't even know how to pronounce the word Yves. But thanks for sharing anyhow, and it's a pleasure to meet you post-AZ!


@This - do you remember his movies? Very nice indeed!
@Jeffrey - I guess eevs :) Likewise and thank you for dropping by!


Oooh, Yves Montand. I didn't know he was singer. Thanks so muchfor sharing this.
Karen


@Karen - gladly :) I am happy you liked my choice!


I remember first seeing Yves Montand in a movie with Marilyn Monroe, "Let's Make Love." I thought he was dreamy!

The dulcimer sounds so beautiful. Great post for Y!


@Belle - lovely movie indeed, I like the old movies so much!


What delicate and agile hands that musician must have to play such lovely music! I find it very soothing to listen to. - G


@Georgina - so true, a lovely music!


This was a great post! I haven't heard of Yves Montand in decades. He was a great actor! Nice job on the instruments too!


I can still see Yves singing Let's Make Love to Marilyn...I think that's when I decided I wanted to be her when I was a little girl!

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