Jean-Baptiste Lully: Symphonie des Plaisirs 1668

Another famous feast that took place in Versailles (yet being built) on the 18 July 1668 was dedicated to Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ending the War of Devolution. It was called e le Grand divertissement royal & lasted only one evening.  Persons who were charged into its preparations were remarkable: Messire le Nôtre was responsible for new wonders of the gardens, Marechal de Bellefond, the first Maître-d’hôtel of His Majesty, managed the supper & the breakfast, while the great Colbert  prepared decorations & fire works.

I will certainly make a special set of posts about this magnificent event, Esteemed Readers, for us to re-admire with it together. For now I leave you with the Symphonie des Plaisirs /Symphonie of Pleasures composed by our genius J.-B. Lully for such a glorious & happy event. Dance together!

Vive le Roy! 😊

Maria KethuProfumo

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7 Responses to Jean-Baptiste Lully: Symphonie des Plaisirs 1668

  1. Very nice, Maria. Thank you.

  2. theburningheart says:

    Brought back some memories, at work years ago, have a friend by the name of Tudor, who would play everything he could get his hands by Jordi Savall. 🙂

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