Category Archives: Beauty

Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you a historical riddle out of time. The object hidden in it is one of the most essential things in our world, important almost for each of us even at present. I … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Regina Coeli

Regina Coeli is another wonderful spiritual piece by Jean-Baptiste Lully included in “Les Petits Motets”(1687). It was composed for three voices. The motet is full of light & tenderness, it passes a sublime blissful spirit our music genius managed to … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Corcovado/Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

“Corcovado/Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” is a masterpiece out of time created by Tom Jobim in 1960. The song has had an enormous success & has become a jazz standard. Its English version, perhaps even more famous than the Brazilian … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Ballet du Temps (1654)

“Le Ballet du Temps” (1654) is the first official Court work of the kind composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It was performed for the first time on 3rd December 1654 in the Louvre. Besides His Majesty, it was mostly danced by … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Samba do Avião

  Followed the previous post about Louis XIV’s journey, this charming ode to air travelling, Rio de Janeiro & airports will be a pleasant unusual compliment. “Samba do Avião”/”Airplane Samba” is one of the most famous pieces made by our genius. … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: His Name Was Robert or We called Him Robert

“His Name Was Robert” (1967) is another wonderful Soviet sci-fi movie. It tells about a humanoid-robot created in a laboratory and raises important issues of AI’s place & role in the Soviet human society. The story so far: “The Scientist … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” is a brilliant comedy-ballet, a fruit of two genii, Moliére & Jean-Baptiste Lully. The first performance took place October 14, 1670 in  Château of Chambord. Decorations were made by Carlo Vigarani, costumes were inspired by Chevalier d’Arvieux. … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Triomphe de l’Amour

“Le Triomphe de l’Amour/The Triumph of Love” is another sublime opera-ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully, staged for the first time at St. Germain en Laye, 21st January, 1681 on occasion of arriving to the Court Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire de Baviére, the Grand Dauphine’s … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Eu Não Existo sem Você/I Don’t Exist Without You

“Eu não Existo sem Você ” is another sophisticated music composition by Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim. It is a rare gem of romanticism & hymn of love that might be created only by true Minstrels. I suppose that its … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg III

Esteemed Readers, we proceed the Royal voyage of His Majesty to Luxembourg. The weather is fine, roads are smooth for that epoch as well as the journey itself is pleasant & leisurely. “Monsieur Dauphin arrived to Claye before six o’clock … Continue reading

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