Music for Bastille Day

Classical Academy | On This Day...


Bonjour from! In honour of Bastille day, why not discover the 'je ne sais quoi' of la musique française.


Join in the celebrations with your favourite French music from Bizet's Carmen to Erik Satie and works for clarinet and piano by composers from Saint-Saens to Poulenc. Discover sounds from France you've never heard before, from Debussy performed on guitar and ukelele to the haunting voice of Lola Lafon. Practise your French language with the beautiful songs on the album Verlaine: Symbolist Poets and French Melody.

Bonne chance!