Selected Soundtrack – North Vietnam 2014
“The Last Flight West”

Richard Clayderman Vietnam, 2014

In August 2014, Richard Clayderman played to capacity crowds at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi.

Richard Clayderman in Concert
Vietnam 2014, Part 1

Richard Clayderman in Concert
Vietnam 2014, Part 2

The Petit Gecko, Sapa

“All of a sudden, Richard Clayderman, playing ‘Murmures’, no less, filled the air; I was floored–a warm fire, a small place and only one other couple in the joint.”

Richard Clayderman plays “Murmures”

The Artist’s Café, Sapa

“I struck gold as the café had Tetley bags, and, again out of the blue, more Clayderman.”

“The Best of Richard Clayderman”

A crossroads town, “not on the map”

“Me, I was dog tired, but I remember the days when an association with special operations meant the death knell for your career and so, in the middle of who knows where, in a village literally not on the map, in the upstairs of a who knows what, I thought I would have some fun by humming the Soviet National Anthem.”

The Red Army Choir performs
“The Soviet National Anthem”

Pho shop outside Cao Bang

“As if out of Huxley’s TV sets, I hear Rosemary Clooney doing ‘Mambo Italiano’, an inane song whose composer should have been immediately consigned to the gulag.”

Rosemary Clooney sings “Mambo Italiano”

“The crowd remained motionless and continued to stare blankly at the flickering screen, but what came next–‘Brigadoon’ for heaven’s sake–made me realize the extent of the cultural pain we have inflicted upon the world.”

“Brigadoon” (1954) Official Movie Trailer