The late nineteenth century in France. A vibrant time: Impressionist paintings, music, the construction of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. But France has its ugly side. Militarism. Antisemitism. Coups, bombings, assassinations. What does this tell us about the times?
Composed in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Navy Band. Public domain. Source.
Composed in 1830 by Hector Berlioz. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source.
La mer (The Sea)
Composed in 1905 by Claude Debussy. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Air Force Band. Public domain. Source.
Composed in 1905 by Maurice Ravel. Public domain.
Performed by Olena Havyuk-Sheremet. Public domain. Source.
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