Richard Clayderman (born Philippe Pages) took birth on 28th December 1953 in Paris, he learned piano from his father, a piano teacher, by the time he was twelve he was accepted in conservatoire de paris where he won great recognition in years to come. Financial problems caused by his father’s illness forced him to give up on his dream of becoming a classical pianist and take up the job of a bank clerk. He played with french singers like Johnny Hallyday.
In 1976 he was invited by Olivier Toussaint a french record producer to record a gentle piano ballad, Paul De Senneville has composed a ballad for his daughter Adeline, 23 year old Pages was picked up and rechristed as Richard Clayderman-Toussaint said he was an interesting musician with very soft touch- the ballad was “Balled pour Adeline” and it sold 22 million copies in 38 countries.
He lives in Saint Ouean France, a northern suburb of Paris with his wife Typhaine whom he married in 2010. He has a daugher (Maud) from his first wife Rosaline, and a son (Peter) from his second wife Christine.
Well I don’t know if you have heard his music, all I can say is he is pure magic- like a few other artists like Gheorghe Zamfir his was love at first listening too, I heard his “French melodies” cassette in 1987 or 1988 I don’t know if it is an album or compilation by Indian cassette company but it had ten pieces and since 1987 I have been listening to them, and never get tired of them! They are amazing! So are all his other pieces! Now please don’t ask me their names, French and Latin are same to me!
I really don’t think that you have never heard him, if you have not had the chance to listening to this magical maestro- try now!
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Few talks about some favorite stars, irrespective of their field of music, art.
They are collected from various sites or are just my view of them. You will know
the difference when you read the post, most are from wikipedia.
These are from the fun section of the Ezines.
I dont know, being me I may have missed mentioning it, do remember one thing,
as you read these works, some of these are my personal views and whatever data,
you see in these are collected from various sites of internet, mostly
wikipedia, famouspeople.net and quite often from the sites of the artists
You know I dont know everything right? I am just a student who is sharing her
notes with you!