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24 DRAMATIC AND LYRIC INTERPRETATION
thought of the poet is to be expressed by a supernatural voice! The dead heart speaks and says: "Are you hurt, my son?" And the refrain will do the miracle.
Our great Teresa, who created this song, had chosen music different from the music of Gounod, which I sing, because she told me she could not render it as it ought to be.
Well, the truth is, it is not a question of music. It is a difficulty of "realism" which she could not surmount. She had a tremen­dous and celebrated masculine voice, profound emotional power, but she was extremely limited in her means. I knew her very well. She came each day for one entire year to hear me at the time of my debut in Paris, because I was her successor at the Concert Parisien.
I shall give you now the words of the song La Glu. The words are written by our famous French poet, Jean Richepin, and set to music by another famous Frenchman, Gounod. I shall show you verse by verse what I mean by amplifying the author's text.








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