Monthly Archives: September 2018

Louis XIV as He is: The Just Monarch

Although the title “The Just” belongs to Louis XIII, we can’t help mentioning it regarding his son, Louis XIV, as any great king must be just. During his reign Louis faced plenty of challenging events and situations, which demanded balanced … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as He is: Protector of Arts

Louis XIV had an exceptional art taste. We can see its evidences in various things: in his capacity to be a king-creator, to make an artistic environment wherever he appeared, to make the art in any form  serve France and … Continue reading

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Louis XIV as He is: Sense of Humour

  His Majesty’s sense of humour was famous all over France, but not so much among the Habsburgs, his main opponents, as I judge based on my own historical research. It means not only in Louis’s appreciation of staging comedies … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Louis le Grand!

Esteemed Readers, today is more than just an ordinary Louis XIV’s birthday. It is his 380th anniversary. 🙂 🙂 🙂 So, let’s wish him many years & all the best wherever in the Universe he is! Rondeau 1678 dedicated to … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: André Campra

André Campra (1660-1744), perhaps, is not as famous as Jean-Baptiste Lully or Jean-Phillipe Rameau, a genius of Louis XV’s time. However, he made much for the French opera to be in blossom, and he played a very significant role in … Continue reading

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