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Edith Piaf

Édith Piaf (UK: , US: ; French: [edit pjaf] (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion, French: [edit dʒɔvana ɡasjɔ̃]; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars.

Piaf's music was often autobiographical and she specialized in chanson and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. Her most widely known songs include "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "L'Accordéoniste" (1940) and "Padam, padam..." (1951).

Since her death in 1963, several biographies and films have studied her life, including 2007's Academy Award-winning La Vie en rose — Piaf has become one of the most celebrated performers of the 20th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 19th, 1915 (Paris), Died October 10th, 1963 (Grasse)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL8148 10-in. 4/23/1946 Adieu mon coeur Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8149 10-in. 4/23/1946 Le chant du pirate Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8150 10-in. 4/23/1946 C'est merveilleux Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8287 10-in. 1/4/1947 La vie en rose Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8288 10-in. 1/4/1947 Un refrain courait dans la rue Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8559 10-in. 6/11/1948 Les amants de Paris Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8560 10-in. 6/11/1948 Monsieur Lenoble Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8564 10-in. 7/21/1948 Il pleut Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Decca FO 1683 early February 1947 Le geste (The gesture) Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 1684 early February 1947 Si tu partais (If you should leave me) Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 1685 early February 1947 Les cloches sonnent (The bells are ringing) Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 1686 early February 1947 Monsieur Ernest a réussi (Mr. Ernest has succeeded) Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 1687 early February 1947 Sophie Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 1692 2/10/1947 Une chanson à trois temps Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 2134 6/15/1948 Monsieur X (Mr. X) Edith Piaf vocalist  
Decca FO 2167 8/6/1948 Amour du mois de Mai (Love in the month of May) Edith Piaf vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Piaf, Edith," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595.

Piaf, Edith. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595.

"Piaf, Edith." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/337595

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