Saturday, November 28, 2009

Radio Pick: La Marseillaise Changed the World

TORONTO, ONTARIO - This week's radio pick comes from The Sunday Edition from the CBC.

I have to admit that I've always had a soft spot for the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, not because of any particular affection for France but just because the melody is quite fun to play on the viola. So, when Robert Harris chose to feature it on The Sunday Edition's "20 Pieces of Music That Changed the World", I had to pay attention, and this was a Harris classic. In a 30-minute conversation with host Michael Enright, he not only spoke to the musical elements but to national anthems in general. There should be more such discussions of music on the radio.

Listen to streaming MP3 of The Sunday Edition "Music That Changed the World 18: La Marseillaise"

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