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Göttingen, My most beautiful love story... Barbara's archives enter the BNF


The donation from the Barbara Perlimpinpin association consists of manuscripts, annotated scores, letters, photographs, which evoke the songs and daily life of the Lady in Black.

Göttingen, L'Aigle noir


Ma plus belle histoire d'amour

... The songs of the Lady in Black belong by right to the heritage of French poetry.

After a great and judicious collection work, the Barbara Perlimpinpin association has just made the exceptional donation of the gesture of Barbara's work to the National Library of France (BNF).

This wealth of documents is made up of the artist's work files, his manuscripts, a few annotated scores, his correspondence, and rare photographs.

All of these archives testify, it should be noted, both to her creative power and to Barbara's daily life, which she took care to protect all her life.

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With the receipt of this new donation, the BNF is enriching its collection dedicated to music, which already included a large part of the manuscripts of Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Juliette Gréco, Léo Ferré

and Boris Vian.

A little cantata

sung by Barbara

Monique Serf was born on June 9, 1930 in Paris.

A performer and musician at heart from an early age, she left the capital in 1950 to pursue her vocation as a “

singing artist


Becoming Barbara, from the mid-1960s, she delivered to the world and to her increasingly numerous admirers a succession of little gems:

A little cantata


Say, when will you come back?






The Brown Lady


The Black Eagle



and of course

My most beautiful love story



sung by Barbara

This singing star will never leave the firmament again.

She became an actress in


by her friend Brel in 1972. And she shared the stage in

Lily Passion

with Gérard Depardieu in 1986. In order to honor his memory and his work after his death, the sacred monster of cinema will reinterpret his songs in 2017, accompanied by pianist Gérard Daguerre.

He had said, moved: “

It's very difficult to sing, not to sing... to say.

It's so her.


Source: lefigaro

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