Charles Aznavour

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PARIS, August 24. /TASS/. French chansonnier Charles Aznavour will perform in Moscow and St. Petersburg next spring. This was announced on Thursday, the TASS press Secretary of the singer Christina Sargsyan.

“The city on the Neva, the concert master will be held on 25 April 2018 in the Big concert hall “Oktyabrsky”, – said the representative of the artist. – Three days later, on April 28, he will perform in the Russian capital on the stage of the Kremlin Palace”.

“Maestro works all the time and doesn’t like pauses,” – said Sargsyan.

Earlier in an interview with TASS Aznavour said: “Red square in Moscow is one of the three or four places in the world where I would like to sing”. A project of this concert was discussed many times, and the singer hopes to “revisit the idea”.

Aznavour was born may 22, 1924 to a family of Armenian immigrants in Paris . His father was a musician, but to feed the family, ushered in a quarter of a small restaurant. The institution, which was called “Caucasus”, kitchen and music were Russian. “Probably, we have a longstanding mutual attraction is noticed, the better. – While in Russia, I never feel abroad. It look like I’m at home in my family.” For the first time the singer visited Moscow in 1963.

His recordings sold in the world with a total circulation of 180 million copies. He wrote lyrics for more than 1,300 songs. CNN and Time magazine according to the results of a poll conducted in 1998, found him “the most important artist in the history of the variety of the twentieth century”.