Category Archives: Jean Baptiste Lully

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Regina Coeli

Regina Coeli is another wonderful spiritual piece by Jean-Baptiste Lully included in “Les Petits Motets”(1687). It was composed for three voices. The motet is full of light & tenderness, it passes a sublime blissful spirit our music genius managed to … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Corcovado/Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

“Corcovado/Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” is a masterpiece out of time created by Tom Jobim in 1960. The song has had an enormous success & has become a jazz standard. Its English version, perhaps even more famous than the Brazilian … 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: Samba do Avião

  Followed the previous post about Louis XIV’s journey, this charming ode to air travelling, Rio de Janeiro & airports will be a pleasant unusual compliment. “Samba do Avião”/”Airplane Samba” is one of the most famous pieces made by our genius. … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” is a brilliant comedy-ballet, a fruit of two genii, Moliére & Jean-Baptiste Lully. The first performance took place October 14, 1670 in  Château of Chambord. Decorations were made by Carlo Vigarani, costumes were inspired by Chevalier d’Arvieux. … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Triomphe de l’Amour

“Le Triomphe de l’Amour/The Triumph of Love” is another sublime opera-ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully, staged for the first time at St. Germain en Laye, 21st January, 1681 on occasion of arriving to the Court Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire de Baviére, the Grand Dauphine’s … 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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Gavotte

Gavotte is a folk French dance, which became popular at Louis XIV’s Court. It has become an important part of baller programs & ordinary entertainments.  I present you, Esteemed Readers, a version by Jean-Baptiste Lully for wind instruments. It is … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Amadis

“Amadis” is a music tragedy by Jean-Baptiste Lully based on a famous chivalric novel by Garci Rodrigez de Montalvo named “Amadis de Gaula”. It was staged for the first time in January 1684 . It was the first music tragedy … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Piano Na Manguiera

Collaboration of Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque demonstrates us a sparkling reflection of another union of two geniuses. Chico Buarque, whose air of samba adds some special traits to sublimation of Bossa Nova, turns the music into something completely extraordinary. … Continue reading

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