Nana Mouskouri

Submitted by on Sep 15, 2015

Nana Mouskouri

Background:

The story of John Mouskouri ( Nana Mouskouri ) was born October 13, 1934 in Crete (Chania city), and later the family moved to Athens, where the girl was admitted to the conservatory. Inspired by jazz, John joined the jazz band of his friends, which led to anger her teacher pushed her from the annual exam. Leaving the dream to become an opera singer, she began performing in the Athens club “Zaki & raquo ;, where she met the composer Manos Hadyadakisom who offered her some of his songs, including the”La Procession”and” Le jeune cypres & raquo ;, included in the program of her performance at the National Song Contest in 1960.

Becoming a winner, Nana Mouskouri went to Barcelona on the Mediterranean Song Festival after a triumphant performance which was showered with offers from record companies in many European countries. In the end, preference was given to the French branch of Phonogram, the first single was the song in German “Weisse Rosen aus Athen & raquo ;, which sold over a million copies. The second EP was recorded in America”The Girl from Greece Sings & raquo ;, third -“My Colouring Book” – In England, where he headed the national chart, making the singer a star overnight.

In 1963, Mouskouri settled in Paris, at the same time was recorded her debut album – the songs in Greek, later awarded “Grand Prix de l’Acadymie du disque & raquo ;. Two years later, the singer met with Michel Legrand and recorded his songs”Les Parapluies de Cherbourg”and”L’Enfant au tambour & raquo ;, and also released an English record”Nana Sings”for the US market. By 1967, the company Philips, which Mouskouri contracted, sold out 8 million of her singles and albums in America and in France, the singer enjoyed extraordinary popularity, picking at his concerts to full houses, and in 1969 was another attempt to conquer the British market – Album”Over and over” He remained in Gdańsk among the first of the charts for 102 weeks.

In addition to the Greek, French and English, Mouskouri has recorded albums in German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, by 1975, the number of “gold”drive has reached 35, touring all over the world followed one another, but in his native Greece, the singer gave a concert in July 1984 – after the 22-year hiatus. In 1988, Mouskouri recorded an album of classic opera roles, a year later, on the stage of Paris”Zenith”there was a concert accompanied by the choir and orchestra. In the first half of the 90s went out three albums – a gospel album”Couleur Gospel”(1990), a collection of popular Kinoshlyagery”Hollywood”(1993) and”Dix mille ans encore” (1994) – a collaboration with Michel Fugen, Roch Voisine and Graham Ollraytom.

Just four records were recorded in 1997 – live album “Concert for the Peace & raquo ;, albums for the American market (“Return to Love”), Spanish-speaking countries (“Nana Latina”) and France (“Hommages & raquo ;). The latter became a tribute to the legendary singer – Brela, Lucio Dalla, Muludzhi and others. Two years later, was released another CD with works from the golden fund of classical music” Classic”.

The plates Mouskouri today are published in different countries, in 2000 she recorded a disc of Christmas songs, albums came in 2002 on the French and Spanish “Fille du soleil”and”Un bolero por favor & raquo ;, in 2003 – English-language collection of folk and contemporary songs”Ode To Joy”.

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