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La Marseillaise, French National Anthem

In Art, Music on October 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Clip from the Edith Piaf film biography La Vie en Rose.  Sung by Cassandre Berger (lip-synched by Pauline Burlet, who plays the young Édith in the film).

What is it about patriotic music that stirs the soul?  Is it the “collective memory” of oppression – and the relative costs of triumph in battle?  Is it something specific about the music?  Or both?

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