French Pianist, Richard Clayderman, made his first performance in Toronto last Sunday afternoon at Roy Thomson Hall. Numerous famous classical songs were included in his repertoire such as Charriots, Marriage d’Amour, Coup de Coeur, Romeo & Juliette and two famous Chinese songs, Butterfly lovers and Love is like a Tide.
Clayderman released numerous albums including the compositions of Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint, instrumental renditions of popular music, rearrangements of movie soundtracks, ethnic music, and easy-listening arrangements of popular works of classical music. This French Pianist had performed in over 2000 concerts in the world and has recorded over 1,300 melodies and has created a new romantic style through a repertoire which combines his trademark originals with classics and pop standards. He is popular in Asia and is noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being “the most successful pianist in the world”.
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