Category Archives: France

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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La Gazette New Year: Historical New Today

Esteemed Readers, finally  it is the last day of 2020! 😁Tomorrow a new epoch is starting. Let’s hope so…And our historical news yet in the environment of the Thirty Years’ War might serve as a breath of so long-expected optimism … Continue reading

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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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: De Profundis Psalm CXXIX

Estemeed Readers, for the Christmas mood on behalf of our esteemed Jean-Baptiste Lully I have chosen this solemn composition named “De Profundis” based on the Psalm CXXIX. May your Christmas Eve time be as magnificent as this eternal piece of … 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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Tom Jobim: Anos Dourados

Tom Jobim & Chico Buarque was another successful duet of two Brazilian genii. Today I would like to present you, Esteemed Readers, their musical fruit “Anos Dourados”/”Golden years”. Some air of nostalgie is so necessary in our uneasy days. Maria … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg VII

Esteemed Readers, we continue our Royal voyage. Today we have already arrived to Verdun, a charming town in in the Lorraine Region, very close to Luxembourg. Hurray! “Early we arrived to Verdun where everything had been arranged so well that … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), so we follow its ordinary days, unfortunately without our friends the Spaniards. They have a desirable day-off this time.😁 London, 17th November,1632: “The King of the Great Britain has sent another Resident to … 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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