Chanson means "song."Initially French chanson called peasant choral songs.Later, the song of the peasants began to rehash street singers, and became the most beloved folk heritage.In Russian culture of French songs were a shansonetok - lung songs simple content.Merging with Russian songs of the time, they are widely used in the restaurant genre.Odessa kupletistov became founders of the chanson, which is now routinely heard in cafes and restaurants.
Russian chanson could not develop openly at a difficult time, so as the genre has existed mostly "underground" in places not so remote, where he received a prison romance color.
In 1957, Yves Montand performed in Moscow, and the impact of chanson spread to different song genres including pop and bard.In 80-90 years of Russian chanson has gained
great popularity thanks to the trend of "dashing" the time has acquired a shade of thieves' songs.
Features genre Chanson
most fundamental feature of chanson is a plot of the text.As a rule, the basis is the story of a simple life, accessible and familiar to every listener.Even taking as a basis the situation of the prison or the fate of heroes thug appears not repulsive, but rather as a delectable, and the listener can not help starting to sympathize with the characters.Another feature of the songs in the genre of chanson is to write text in a conversational style and connectivity.
Chanson is a unique genre that brought together a city romance romanticism, realism, military, and prison life and the emotional color bard.Due to the fact that the songs in this genre are well perceived by the ear, the text is very clear, and the story is familiar.Chanson spreads very quickly and always finds its fans.Despite the fact that taken as a basis is usually lyrical and often tragic story lines, there are also funny works in this genre who also love and sing.Many of the songs in the style of chanson become hits and performers always attract a full house, as this genre can be called popular and loved.The most famous Russian singer today - Grigory Leps, Michael Anybody Love Assumption, Michael Krug and others.