Richard Clayderman (born Philippe Pagès, 28 December 1953 in Paris) is a French pianist who has released numerous albums including the compositions of Paul de Senneville, Olivier Toussaint and Marc Minier, instrumental renditions of popular music, rearrangements of movie soundtracks, ethnic music, and easy-listening arrangements of popular works of classical music.

In 1976, he was invited by Olivier Toussaint, a French record producer, and his partner Paul de Senneville, to record a gentle piano ballad. De Senneville had composed this ballad as a tribute to his baby daughter, Adeline. The 23-year-old Pagès was auditioned along with 20 other pianists and got the job. “He was an interesting musician with a soft touch and good technique”, said Toussaint. “And he looked good, too”.

Pagès’ name was changed to Richard Clayderman (he adopted his great-grandmother’s last name to avoid mispronunciation of his real name outside France), and the single took off, selling 22 million copies in 38 countries. It was called Ballade pour Adeline.

Clayderman has recorded over 1,300 melodies and has created a new romantic style through a repertoire which combines his trademark originals with classics and pop standards. As of 2006, his record sales number at approximately 70 million, and has 267 gold and 70 platinum albums to his credit. He is popular in Asia and is noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being “the most successful pianist in the world”.

Recordings by Richard Clayderman you can hear at Instrumentals Forever:

A Groovy Kind Of Love
A Noite Do Meu Bem
Ave Maria
Ballade pour Adeline
Ballade pour Adeline ’99
Burn for you
Caballo Viejo
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Cara Mia
Careless Whisper
Cinema Europa
Comecar De Novo
Comecaria Tuto Outra Vez
Con Te Partiro
Coracao Appaixionado
Det vackraste
Dolannes Melody – Don´t Cry For Me Argentina – Love Story
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Don’t dream it’s over
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
From A Distance
Für Elise
Heaven knows
How deep is your love
I go to Rio
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I love you I honestly love you
I remember you
I Started A Joke
I still call Australia home
I Will Always Love You
I’ll Be There
Indtil dig igen
It Must Have Been Love
Je t’aime
Just The Way You Are
La Bikina
La Chica De Ipanema
La Nave Del Olvido
La vie en rose
Lady Of Spain
Lara’s Theme
Let It Be
Love is in the air
Main Theme from the Film ”Harry Potter”
Maria Bonita
Matriz Ou Filial
Moon River
My Heart Will Go On
No Se Tu
One Day You’ll See
Only Love
Only You
Outra Vez
Poetic Sonatina
Que Sera
Se på mej
Senza una Donna
Six ribbons
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Storie Di Tutti I Giorni (Dromen zijn bedrog)
Strangers In The Night
Ta` mig till havet
The carnival is over
The Girl From Ipanema
The Sound Of Silence
Tie me kangaroo down-Pub with no beer-Up there Cazaly
Time After Time
Unbreak My Heart
Un-Break My Heart
Unchained Melody
Universo No Teu Corpo
Vågen i drömmeland
Vaya Con Dios
Waltzing Mathilda
What Now My Love
When A Man Loves A Woman
Wild Flowers In The Gardens Of Spain
Wind Beneath My Wings
Woman In Love
You’re Beautiful