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Inhabiting The Music: Charlotte Gainsbourg's Favourite Albums
Jeremy Allen , April 25th, 2018 07:45

Ahead of her appearance on The Quietus' stage at this year's Field Day Festival, Charlotte Gainsbourg takes Jeremy Allen through her favourite albums, from Portishead to Bach, Lou Reed to her dad

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George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
I chose this because it was always there. And it also links to Manhattan and Woody Allen films. It's just for me the best musical piano piece I can think of. It's modern, uplifting, beautiful and romantic. It's quite empowering too.

The energy that I find in New York today is exactly that. There's something I can't explain, something very uplifting and invigorating. I'm not sure I'll live there very long, I just needed a break. It's my fourth year so I'm hoping I can still live there a little bit more and then maybe I'll come back to Paris. Rhapsody In Blue is a piece I would have loved to have played on the piano but I don't have that level unfortunately. 


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