Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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20 Chansons de Prévert

By Marjo Tal

Vocal music
Voice and piano


Words by Jacques Prévert

Maintenant j'ai grandi

Portraits de Betty

Droit de regard

A quoi revais-tu

On frappe

Et ce qu'il voit est si beau

Enfants de la Haute Ville

Son nom bientot inscrit...

La fontaine des innocents

La rivière

Comme c'était prévu

Paris est tout petit

Fille de Mars, garçon d'Avril

Tiroirs des chaises

Songs of Caruso

Les chansons les plus courtes


Mouvement des navires

A Paris ces messieurs du Tout-Paris

Chanson pour vous

About Marjo Tal

(01/15/1915 - 08/27/2006)
Marjo Tal

Marjo Tal shunned publicity and rarely gave interviews. As a composer and a pianist she was solely concerned with creating and recreating music, and was subservient to this her entire life. The few magazine articles about her published through the years reveal her passionate and self-conscious artistry. Sparse photographic material shows a beautiful woman with sensual and melancholic features. Tal survived the war underground. Her career as a pianist peaked in the mid 1960s and she then focused more on composing. At the end of her life she emigrated to Israel.

by Esther Blom