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Vive La France!

Ether Game asks, can you name this tune? Here's a hint... off with her head.

French cyclist playing the guitar

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FRANCE.

This week the Brain Trust proves that France has much more to offer than great bread and cycling.

Music Heard On This Episode

Gershwin, George (1898–1937): AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri, conductor
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Gershwin, George (1898–1937): AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri, conductor
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Berlioz, Hector (1813-1869): HYMNE DE MARSEILLAIS (“LA MARSEILLAISE”)
Roberto Alagna, tenor; Orchestra and choruses of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Bertrand de Billy, conductor
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Franck, César (1822–1890): VIOLIN SONATA IN A Mvt. I: Allegretto moderato
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Rohan De Silva, piano
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Haydn, Joseph (1732–1809): SYMPHONY NO. 85 IN B-FLAT MAJOR (“LA REINE”) II. Romance: Allegretto
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra Adam Fischer, conductor
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D’Indy, Vincent (1851–1931): SYMPHONY ON A FRENCH MOUNTAIN AIR III. Animé
Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer, piano; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Munch, conductor
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Schönberg, Claude-Michel (b. 1944) and Alain Boublil: LES MISÉRABLES À la volonté du peuple (“Do you hear the people sing?”)
Cast from the Original French Concept Album
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Saint-Saens, Camille (1835–1921): SUITE ALGERIENNE Marche militaire française
Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Paul Paray, conductor
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Tailleferre, Germaine (1892–1983): HOMMAGE À RAMEAU II. Andante cantabile
Clinton-Narboni Duo; Shepherd School Percussion Ensemble; Richard Brown, director
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Duke, Vernon (1903–1969): APRIL IN PARIS
Count Basie and his Orchestra
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