Bastille Day

The Brothers Balliett

The Brothers' Bastille Day Special

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hot on the heels of their America the Dissonant show, the Brothers move to la France to explore the wealth of the nation's great new music. Celebrate Bastille Day a few days early with music from Tristan Murail, Pascal Dusapin and Henri Dutilleux. Today at 3 pm.


Reflections from the Keyboard

A Bastille Day Celebration With French Composers

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Host David Dubal presents an all-French program for Bastille Day. The show begins with Jean-Philippe Rameau and extends to Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud and other composers.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Bastille Day With Berlioz

Saturday, July 14, 2012

In honor of Bastille Day, this Saturday's morning cartoon is an animated musical analysis of Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold,” the fourth movement of Symphonie Fantastique.



The Top 10 French Aria Recordings

Monday, July 09, 2012

With Bastille Day less than a week off, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the ten greatest French recital recordings.

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Celebrating Bastille Day: Pétanque, Music and Food

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Thursday is Bastille Day. Here are some ways to celebrate in New York City.

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Top 5 Musical Works that Set Paris Aflame

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Allons enfants de la Patria, liberté, egalité and fraternité are noble causes, but they’re not the only qualities that can stir Parisians to a riot. In honor of Bastille Day, here are WQXR's top 5 musical pieces that incited Paris.

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