Friday, February 16, 2018

FRIDAY MUSIC: Yann Tiersen, by JD

Once more some musique française pour apaiser vos soucis......

This is from Yann Tiersen who is a Breton of Belgian/Norwegian descent. Finistère was not far enough to the west so he currently lives on the island of Ushant, off the coast of Brittany. His new recording studio there will have uninterrupted views of what he calls the Celtic sea.

On some of the videos below Tierson plays a 5 string violin. Here is a guide to the history and the reason for the additional string-

In the final video here the music is played on a toy piano which I think sounds better than the original grand piano.

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