Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!

"La Marseillaise"

“La Marseillaise”

Yesterday, on the eve of Bastille Day, I experienced “patriotism” more profoundly than ever before. The agent of my enlightenment was Mireille Mathieu – and I have not a drop of French blood. 😉 PS: I was listening to a radio programme of music by French composers on Radio New Zealand Concert.

This post appeared on a certain Facebook page on 14 July, but I did not have the opportunity to post it here at that time … so I have adjusted the publication date.

3 thoughts on “Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!

  1. Her rendition is spectacular.
    (I wonder if that strong rolling of the “r’s” is an accent à la Marseilles, which would also make it very authentic.)

    • There are those who consider that the French have the world’s greatest national anthem. (Mind you, I have found myself seriously moved by a good rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.)

  2. I am happy to hear that. I have heard very few good renditions of that most difficult anthem to sing. The range! The range!
    I’m with the ones who think the French have pulled it off —

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