La Musique Française

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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