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You can use the carousel, to follow the texts of the two songs I discuss. Click on or touch the slide on the top left; it will open up to fill your screen, you can then toggle through the three verses of each song (a verse per slide) by using the arrows at the side. To leave it simply press Escape (Esc) or, if on your phone or tablet – where the verses are best viewed in landscape – the small x in the top right hand corner.
Two French singers:
and (inevitably) Régine Crespin:
Berlioz and his notorious decibel levels
(doesn’t apply to Les nuits d’été)
The coachman (yelling): Does sir want a carriage?
The gentleman: My friend, I can see that you’re talking to me, but I’ve just come out of a Berlioz concert and can’t hear a word you’re saying.
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