Il Cielo In Una Stanza / Le Ciel Dans Une Chambre

Il Cielo In Una Stanza, or as I first heard it performed by Carla Bruni, Le Ciel Dans Une Chambre is a beautiful melody, and Bruni’s interpretation is perfect. Having researched the song a bit to post it today I’ve discovered that it was originally written in Italian by Gino Paoli and recorded by Italian singer Mina in 1960. However, the composer criticised the original Mina version when he heard Bruni’s version in 2010, claiming “Mina sings it the same way she would sing the phone book. I don’t know if she understands what she sings”. I hope I’ve played this a bit more musically than the piano equivalent of a phone book!

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