La Comedie-francaise chante Gainsbourg
The troupe of the Comédie-Française pays tribute to Serge Gainsbourg in a musical show that has enjoyed great success. Six actors, singers and musicians from the company perform songs and excerpts from interviews: ‘We have focused on the amorous, sensual side of Gainsbourg. On the one hand, there’s the music, on the other, the man himself, with his repartee, his irreverent, subversive spirit... We have given pride of place to all his emblematic songs, which the younger generation doesn’t necessarily know.’ Stéphane Varupenne and Sébastien Pouderoux (the duo who adapted the words and music), Benjamin Lavernhe, Noam Morgensztern, Rebecca Marder and Yoann Gasiorowski ‘reinvent thirteen classics by the maestro, and it’s quite simply stunning’, wrote Le Figaro, which ranked the show as one of the must-sees of 2022. And here is the original cast album!
Release Date: August 25, 2023
Catalog Number: ALPHA983
Number of Discs: 2
Period: 20th Century
Composer: Serge Gainsbourg, Alain Goraguer, Marguerite Monnot
Performer: Stephane Varupenne, Benjamin Lavernhe, Sebastien Pouderoux, Noam Morgensztern, Rebecca Marder, Yoann Gasiorowski