March Monikers: “Gigi”

GIGI

To purchase the Original Broadway Cast Recording of GIGI, click on the image above.

March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title.

“Gigi”, a song about the titular character of the 1958 film of the same name, is a song I first heard when I picked up a piece of sheet music and played it on the piano as a child. By the time I saw the film and heard an orchestra accompany Louis Jourdan’s tentative delivery of Alan Jay Lerner’s lyrics and Frederick Loewe’s melody, I was already sold on the song. Perhaps the lyrics do get a bit overly poetic here and there, but Gaston is a Frenchman so perhaps it can be excused as an expression of character. Either way, I still love it.

Keen to share your thoughts on “Gigi”? Head on to the comment box at the end of this post.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s