This famous piece is an extract from the operetta “Monsieur Carnaval.”
Charles Aznavour was a French and Armenian musician born in Paris in 1924. His father was a talented baritone who used to sing for customers of the family restaurant. Since he was young, Charles was immersed in musical sphere, and at the end of the Second World War, he decided he wanted to be a singer. He did his first successful songs in the mid-1950, but he reached the top when he was 36, in 1960.
As it has been written in a polyphonic way, every voice type corresponds to a part of the melody. Jean Jourdan was born in 1936; he was a musical education teacher and taught among other subjects keyboard, theory, harmony and singing in music schools of Gard. He conducted adult, teenager and children's choirs. He was an author, composer and arranger and some of his compositions won “Musique pour les Jeunes en Hainaut.”