Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
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The best French classical music for Bastille Day
10. Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Premiered in Paris in 1894, this balmy music paints a picture of a faun, dreaming in the haze of an afternoon. It's a prime example of Impressionism - music based on a style of art championed by 19th century French artists, including Claude Monet.