Category Archives: France

Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

Esteemed Readers, I remind you that this year is a year of traditional Russian riddles. They are rather allegoric so I will leave you a certain hint every time. Use your imagination & intuition. Good luck! Hint: The first riddle … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Raffinatezza, Piano & Italian Bossa Nova

Some years ago I have already made a little post about Sergio Cammariere (1960) & his resemblance to Cyrano de Bergerac. In fact, he even knows about it & develops a sort of a musical phantasmagorical allegory based on it. … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XI

  Esteemed Readers, we go on our voyage to the Tropic of Capricorn. Soon appetizers, fresh salads & best fishes are served! Enjoy yourselves! 😉🍤 Aboard the Oiseau, 3 May 1685 “…A little Zephyr is coming from the West. It … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the New Year’s Eve is a good time for a new set of the historical news. Here are some local events of peace happened in France at the end of the year 1633. It is the Thirty Years’ … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Tierce en Taille

Esteemed Readers, today I present you an organ composition by François Couperin. Our genius is famous as one of the best composers for this musical instrument. I hope you will enjoy it: Tierce en taille. Vive le Roy!🎇🎇🎇 PS: Painting … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 X

Esteemed Readers, we continue our voyage to Siam. Good tidings: we are sailing towards the Tropic of Capricorn. The Lent period has been over. The Easter is being celebrated, so our menu has become delicious & sophisticated again.🎉🎉🎉 Aboard the … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) continues, but not all the tidings tell about battles & victims. This time, for example, there are some considerable changes at the Aula Pontificia. Urban VIII (1623-1644) must be very delighted! Leipzig, 2nd … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. I have chosen something short & rather romantic…and I hope not too allegoric as our modern minds, unfortunately, too practical & technical for metaphors & mythological comparisons à la Grand Siècle. … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Courantes, La Raphaele

Esteemed Readers, today I present you three harpsichord compositions by François Couperin: Courantes I-II, La Raphaele. They belong to his famous sets for harpsichord. Enjoy the music! Vive le Roy!🎇🎇🎇 PS: Painting by Claude Lorrain Maria KethuProfumo  

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 IX

Esteemed Readers, finally the weather is pleasant & we are moving swiftly towards Brazil! Hurrah! The Easter time is coming, so our menu will be richer & full of various delicious meet dishes!🍤🍤🍤 Aboard the Oiseau, 16 April 1685 “… … Continue reading

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