Category Archives: folklore

Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, here is a new intricate enigma for your entertainment. Although it is very allegoric, I’m certain you can guess it out. I will give you a small hint: it concerns love. Good luck! Often I’m stolen; and I exist … Continue reading

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On the eve of Samhain – Korrigans & Breton Mythology

The Celtic New Year or Halloween, choose what is closer to you, my esteemed Readers, invite us to move deeper in centuries and to ponder upon the Celtic French roots, yet too strong in the consciousness of the 17th century … 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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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI:

Esteemed Readers! Here is a new curious riddle for your entertainment! As always, it is allegoric, so use your mind and creativity to guess it out. Good luck! I’m a Fatal Minister of a blind Goddess to whom everybody pays … 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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At King’s Service: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) is a genius of spiritual music of Louis XIV’s time. He is an example of a perfect composer who was able to create profound compositions for various instruments. He was highly appreciated and recognized by his contemporaries and … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: François Couperin & Family

The Couperin musical family represents another glimpse of the 17th century France. I would say that their music is alike a scented air, rustling trees and  water murmuring, that awake a feeling of a true harmony in our soul. And … Continue reading

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