La Marsellaise as it ought to be sung

There have been many worthy attempts at singing the anthem this week in solidarity with French suffering.

Most have drifted far from the score. This recording by the great tenor Georges Thill (1897-1984) is about as accurate as it gets – every note in place, every syllable pronounced, even the second verse rendered in full.

Liberté, liberté, cherie!


georges thill

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  • If you watched the football the other night and you saw the way that was being sung, and with us Brits attempting as well, well … it was terribly moving.

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