Café de Maurizi - " Les Yeux Noirs "
Éric Lesage, piano
Cristelle Gouffé, mezzo-soprano
Céline Lesage & Jean-Philippe Battedou, violins
Clarisse Lesage, cello
Jean-Louis Ladagnous, doublebass
Oreste Eugène De Maurizi began his career as a musician writing dance music: pasodobles, foxtrots, tangos, waltzes... for the various orchestras he directed as Bob Stanley. ese orchestras used to play at the very popular ‘bals populaires ‘ of the twenties and thirties.
Eastern European music has always cast a peculiar spell. ere are for instance countless versions of the Russian song ‘Otchi Tchornye’ - “Les yeux noirs “ and some of these tunes made popular singers and musicians in the fties really famous. Didn’t Charles Aznavour sing ‘Deux guitares’.