Category Archives: celebration

Tom Jobim: Meditaçao

Esteemed Readers, here is another lounge & rather festive musical composition by Tom Jobim called “Meditaçao” (1963). Enjoy its serene & positive spirit. Maria KethuProfumo

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg VIII

Esteemed Readers, mile by mile we are approaching Luxembourg. The weather is fine, it is summer & the borders are already at our sight: “On the 19th (of the given month) we passed four lieues & have arrived to Estain … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Dindi

“Dindi” is another golden hit & bossa nova standard composed by Tom Jobim in 1959. It is dedicated to a place named Dirindi where the composer & his devoted friend Vinicius de Moraes used to go. It is another masterpiece … 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: 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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Russian New Year Tale: Ded Moroz

New Year is impossible without Father Frost, in the modern Russian folklore he is called Ded Mor’oz. Strangely enough this character, who must have belonged to the ancient Russian mythology or at least to the international one, has too poor … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: St. George’s Ceremony

Esteemed Readers, the religious feasts were very important & celebrated with a Royal splendour in the 17th century France. Here is a little description of St George’s day in Besançon during which the Chevalier Order bearing the same name inducted … Continue reading

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Christian Fairy-Tale: The Sun Made by God’s Will

Esteemed Readers, On the eve of the Orthodox Easter I would like to present you a Christian folk-tale telling about the resurrection. The late Russian folklore abounds in curious Bible tales. This story is about the Sun. What amazes me … Continue reading

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Samhain at the French Court

The Eve of Samhain or Samain, as the French name it, calls to ponder upon its celebrating at Louis XIV’s Court. The Celtic traditions were strong yet at that historical period, so we might suppose that the Court also took … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant – Messenger of the Past: Feast in S. Cloud

As the 17th century France was already a very enlightened society, it had its own press as well. Besides the famous “La Gazette” established yet by Cardinal de Richelieu, which published mostly political news, there was the “Mercure Galant”, an amazing edition, … Continue reading

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