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Thread #63561   Message #1035275
Posted By: Wolfgang
14-Oct-03 - 08:06 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
Subject: RE: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
There are many excellent Brel translations into German ("Marieke, Marieke, ein Laben lang, lieb ich Dich zwischen Bruges und Gent") sung by (maybe also translated by) Klaus Hoffmann.

McGrath's observations about the differential reception and standing of Brel/Brassens in France and their counterparts in Britain are valid for Germany too, alas.