Category Archives: folklore

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Cadmus et Hermione

Esteemed Readers, to keep up the solemn New Year spirit I would like to share with you this charming chaconne from J.-B. Lully’s opera “Cadmus et Hermione”. This is the first opera composed & performed in France. Lully presented it … Continue reading

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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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Christmas Mood: Lord of the Dance

Esteemed Readers, Merry Christmas! Take the floor! It’s time for a pretty nice Irish jig named “Lord of the Dance” performed by an incredible band “The Dubliners”! Buon Natale! Feliz Natal! Joyeux Noël! Nollaig Chridheil!🎄🎇 Maria KethuProfumo

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Louis XIV Asks a Christmas Riddle

Esteemed Readers, ho-ho-ho! It’s time for the roasted turkey, “Jingle bells”, some champagne, a panetone as well as for a good ancient riddle to make the environment so festive. The present one is connected with Christmas, with its classic way … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Se Todos Fossem Iguas a Você/If Everyone Were Like You

  Esteemed Readers, Christmas is coming, therefore to make the environment more pleasant tonight I would like to offer you one of my favourite compositions by our genius duet Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes named “Se Todos Fossem Iguas … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Plaude Laetare Gallia

Esteemed Readers, on the 14th Avent Day I would like to share with you a solemn composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully to create a special Christmas environment for you. This  motet, Plaude Laetare Gallia, was composed on the occasion of the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, on occasion of the Thanksgiving day I have prepared for you a riddle suitable for this feast. In fact, the given object is a part of a celebration. (Not the turkey though😁). Good luck! Have a nice thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: A Voyage to Siam

Louis XIV developed rather successful international policy. The great kingdoms of Asia were one of his targets. He managed to establish very good & fruitful relationship with China, India & the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) as well. The decade 1680-1690 … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Viy The Soviet Horror 1967

Esteemed Readers, Samhain is coming, so I thought about something really spooky this year. Besides, there will be an incredible full moon that day, so we might dedicate a post to the Soviet horror. Strangely enough the Soviet cinema did … 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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