La Musique Française

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by Elrik Merlin on Thursday, 14 July, 2011

Bonjour, toute le monde!

Today is Bastille Day – and to celebrate, we present a programme of French classical music.

Bastille Day is the French National Day, celebrated on 14 July every year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789.

The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress‐prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation. Festivities and official ceremonies are held all over France.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in‐world.


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