Newspaper Clippings

Paul Mauriat Visit to Lima - 1981

                            Material kindly provided by   José Peñaloza


Paul Mauriat still of relevance after twenty years

   The sound of Paul Mauriat bring about a revolution all over the world when by the end of 1967, the fabulous success of "Love is Blue" (L'amour est bleu) placed this beautiful melody a the record of biggest sales and popularity, thanks to the genius arrangement and performance of the Great Orchestra of Paul Mauriat.

    This success and the fact that he got the Grand Prix International of the Record 1968 and the Charles Cross trophy, motivated the appearance of Mauriat at the 'Ed Sullivan Show'.  'Love is Blue' was at the top of the charts for seven weeks in a row, in the magazines Billboard and Cashbox. More than six million copies were sold all over the world.

    It was the beginning of an international career that would hold on the rise and it was evidenced with the Golden Records in United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. In Peru, Paul Mauriat and his Great Orchestra has a special place in the preferences.

    In these twenty years it has been edited 55 LPs and four double albums. In May of 1982 the musician visited us for a few days. These days, the French musician has recorded more than 800 titles for the Phonogram of Paris, and probably is the artist that has the largest  collection of titles in CDs.

    Between the months of November and December of 1987, Paul Mauriat made his tenth tour to Japan. The Great Orchestra of Paul Mauriat stands, after being well-known everywhere. That means that it was good. Their success depends on the excellent preparation and of the high
technique demanded on the musicians.

    It is really exciting when he uses the full exuberance of the instruments. Being popular means to stay updated, even though the tastes change and Mauriat shows in each one of his recordings his infallible instinct to find exactly what he wants, the best of the past and of the present.

H. Jose Penaloza Salinas

Notes from the Translator:

It seems that José misplaces the dates on the visit of Mauriat to Peru, saying May 1982, when he was supposed to visit with his full orchestra, which never happened. Instead of the brief two-day visit he made in 1981.