with online audio of diction lessons and piano accompaniments; includes historical notes, translations and International Phonetic Alphabet This is a collection of the most famous songs of Faure. Diction lessons were recorded by coach, conductor and diction specialist Pierre Vallet. The diction for each song is recorded twice: first recited as an actor would speak it, showing flow of the language and mood, followed by a slow, deliberate lesson, allowing time for the student to repeat each line. This experienced language coach adapts the R in French in the slow versions as recommended for classical singers. He is also very senstive to liaisons between word sounds in musical settings.