Maurice Yvain 1891 born into a family of musicians. From 1903 he studied at the Conservatoire de Paris. His teachers were there Diémer Louis and Xavier Leroux. He played the piano excellently and earned his living first as a pianist with concerts in Monte Carlo and in Paris Cabaret Quat'z Arts.
After his military service during the First World War, he composed many songs, including for Maurice Chevalier. One of his most famous songs is Mon homme, which was acclaimed by the Mistinguett at the Casino de Paris on Evergreen, and later in the movie Funny Girl again became a hit by Barbra Streisand ( My Man ).
It was only in the thirties, he began to compose for the musical theater and created frivolous Comédies musicales, as their typical representative he is. His masterpiece is the operetta - Legere Ta Bouche, which replaced the antiquated style of operetta and Robert Edmond Audrans Planquettes with a fuel-efficient equipment. His pieces are characterized by rhythmic conciseness, articulated set of art and scenic imagination. Later, he also composed great outfit operettas, which were based on sentimental libretti, as chanson gitan, because of the musical quality though a major work Yvains, but the sustainable success was denied.
Yvain died 1965 in Suresnes, near Paris.
Interpreted by Mistinguett
- En douce (1920 )
- Mon homme (1920 )
- La Java ( 1922)
- J'en ai marre (1922 )
- La Belote (1925 )
Performed by Maurice Chevalier
- Dites -moi ma mère, dites -moi (1927 )
- ' Ta bouche (1922 )
- Là -Haut ( 1923) with Maurice Chevalier in the lead role
- Gosse de riche (1924 )
- Pas sur la bouche (1925 )
- Bouche à bouche (1925 )
- Un bon garçon (1926 )
- Encore cinquante centimes (1931 ) together with Christiné
- La Belle histoire (1934 )
- Au soleil du Mexique (1935 )
- Chanson gitane (1946 )
- Paris Beguin (1931 )
- La belle marinière (1932 )
- Coeur de lilas (1932 ) Anatole Litvak from
- La Belle Équipe (1936 ) Julien Duvivier of
- La Fausse Maîtresse (1942 ) by André Cayatte
- L' assassin habite au 21 (1942 ) Henri-Georges Clouzot of
- Miroir (1946 )
- Ma belle opérette [ mémoires ]. Paris, La Table Ronde 1962