Monthly Archives: February 2020

La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, here are some military tidings from 1632, The Thirty Years’ War time to share with you the spirit of the affairs: Egger, 5th January, 1632: “Every day more & more troops sent by the Swedish King & the … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Alexander Nevsky

Esteemed Readers, I keep up telling you about the Soviet cinema & its significant movies. Let’s put aside, at least for a while, the surrealism of the Soviet kolkhozes, & focus on  films which had a profound impact on the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles 2020-II

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It suits to the spirit of Carnival taking place these days. May it serve you a hint while guessing. Good luck! “I’m pretty, fine & my graces are often the reason … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Garota de Ipanema/ The Girl from Ipanema

Garota de Ipanema is one of the most famous international bossa nova compositions; one of the most successful pieces created by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes & one of the most sublime praise of the female essence. It was … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Marche des mousquetaires 1658

Early music compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully are mostly connected with ballets & theatre performances; however some footprints of instrumental music yet can be discovered. The set of Marches 1658 composed for hautboys & tambours reveal us Lully-s unique music signature … Continue reading

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Reflection of the Present: Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim or Tom Jobim (1927-1994), a great Brazilian composer, songwriter as well as one of Bossa Nova inventors, was born in the middle class family. His father was a writer, diplomat & journalist, while his mother belonged to … Continue reading

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Reflection of the Past: Jean-Baptiste Lully

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Louis XIV’s first composer of the Court, the superintendent of the Royal music & a master of the French Baroque, was born in Florence, Toscana. He belonged to a simple family, so his youth until 14th years … Continue reading

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