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Gilbert Bécaud

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Born: October 24, 1927; Toulon, France   Died: December 18, 2001; Paris, France  
Gilbert Becaud studied piano at the conservatories in Toulon and Nice. He then began to compose and sing chansons, eventually achieving the sort of fame that Elvis enjoyed in the U.S. His compositional style fuses jazz elements with the traditional French chanson style. Becaud wrote 150 chansons, the most popular of which is Le jour o -- la pluie viendra (1957). He has also had some success with larger genres, such as cantatas, operas, and music Read more for film. Read less
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  • 1.
    Les Plaisirs Demodes / Marc Hervieux
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2640 Release Date: 03/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Daniel Lavoie,  Gilbert Bécaud,  Michel Berger,  Charles Dumont  ... 
    Performer:  Marc Hervieux
    Conductor:  Stéphane Laforest
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    Light Classics - An Evening In Paris / Richard Hayman, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8555009 Release Date: 11/21/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  F. D. Marchetti,  Jacques Offenbach,  Gilbert Bécaud,  Robert Planquette  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hayman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
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    Tenors Anyone? Great Tenors Sing Pop Favorites
    Label: Cbs Masterworks   Catalog: 46635 Release Date: 01/18/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernesto De Curtis,  Cesare Andrea Bixio,  Eldo Di Lazzaro,  Richard Rodgers  ... 
    Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti,  Mandy Patinkin,  Richard Tucker,  Placido Domingo
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