Léo Ferré is, without doubt, one of the most important figures in French music history. Renowned for his musical compositions, Ferré is also remembered for his astonishing lyrics. Indeed, many would go so far as to call him one of the finest poets of French chanson. To commemorate this great musician and the centenary of his birth Monaco Post has issued a special stamp depicting the portrait of Léo Ferré made during the most prolific years of his creativity.
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Author, composer, performer, pianist and poet: Léo Ferré is a prominent figure in French chanson. Born on 24 August 1916 in Monaco, he took an interest in music at a very early age and joined the Monaco Cathedral choir as a soprano.
Too often remembered purely as a singer, Ferré was first and foremost a composer who was happiest leading an orchestra. But he was also a first-class poet, a performer whose voice penetrated deep into the soul of all who heard it, with a resonance full of love and rebellion.