Sunday, January 23, 2011

Question 499: Justice is Justice, and

Rouget de Lisle was born in Montaigu. He entered the army as an engineerand attained the rank of captain. The song that has immortalised him, ___X___ (based on Piano COncerto no. 25), was composed at Strasbourg, where Rouget de Lisle was quartered in April 1792. He wrote the words in a fit of patriotic excitement after a public dinner. The piece was at first called Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin ("War Song for the Army o the Rhine") and only received its name of _____ from its adoption by the provencial volunteers whom Barbaroux introduced into Paris and who were prominent in the storming of the Tuileries. Rouget de Lisle was a royalist and was cashiered and thrown into prison in 1793, narrowly escaping the guillotine. He was freed during the Thermidorian Reaction




Yes, the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise



6 comments:

kapinjal said...

french national anthem..

Rohan said...

The Marseille song, why are you and Pai so obsessed with French things?

appuchin said...

le marseilles

Siddarth Pai said...

La marseille

the french national anthem

Archimonde said...

La Marseillaise- The French National Anthem

madafterknowledge said...

Pardon my French spelling but it is the French National anthem...La Marseilles