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Quel galant m'est comparable (1904)


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5 Mélodies populaires grecques


Quel galant m'est comparable

Quel galant m’est comparable,
D’entre ceux qu’on voit passer?
Dis, dame Vassiliki?
Vois, pendus à ma ceinture,
Pistolets et sabre aigu …
Et c’est toi que j’aime!

What gallant can compare with me?

What gallant can compare with me?
Among those seen passing by?
Tell me, Mistress Vassiliki?
See, hanging at my belt,
Pistols and sharp swaord...
And it's you I love!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of A French Song Companion (Oxford, 2000)

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Composer

Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer, pianist and conductor.  In the 1920s and 1930s he was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer. He was one of the first composers to acknowledge the potential of recording in making music accessible to a broad public, and in the 1920s several recordings of his work were made.

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Poet

Michel-Dimitri Calvocoressi was a music writer and critic, and promoter of musicians such as Franz Liszt and Modest Mussorgsky.


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