Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
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The best French classical music for Bastille Day
11. Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
Like Debussy, Ravel was one of France's best-known impressionist composers. At almost an hour in length, Daphnis et Chloé is Ravel's longest work - and is seen as one of his best. Ravel's also responsible for writing the ice-skating classic, Bolero, but he was his own worst critic, describing the music as a "piece for orchestra without music"!