Tour de France loses its musical accompanist

June 12, 2018 by norman lebrecht


Yvette Horner, the accordionist whose sound long accompanied the annual cycling marathon, has died at 95.

She recorded more than 300 albums.

Comments (4)

  1. Ed says:

    Yvette Horner played a waltz composed for her by the great Samson Flançois.

    1. Ed says:

      Sorry. François.

  2. Sharon says:

    When did she play the accordion? For TV if they were broadcasting the race?

    1. steven holloway says:

      That’s what I was wondering.

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