Category Archives: Jean Baptiste Lully

François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin 18

Esteemed Readers, today I present you an elegant & a sophisticated set for harpsichord composed by François Couperin. N18 is made in F major, if it means you something. In my first posts of this year dedicated to the genius … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, our wonderful voyage continues. Please, enjoy it together with our great guide Messire de Choisy. Aboard the Oiseau, 16 March 1685 “…We sail very swiftly. The sea is heavy but there are favourable winds so it helps us. … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Regra Três

“Regra Três/ The Rule of Three Times” is a wonderful poetic song by our two genius Vinicius & Toquinho telling about an unfaithful lady & her vicious manner to apologize for her adultery but never give it up. She apologizes … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers

During the carnival 1670 Molière & Jean-Baptiste Lully presented a wonderful comedy-ballet to the Court. It was named “Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers”. The plot so far: “Two brave & bold chevaliers Iphicrates & Timocles fight for love of a … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Meditaçao

Esteemed Readers, here is another lounge & rather festive musical composition by Tom Jobim called “Meditaçao” (1963). Enjoy its serene & positive spirit. Maria KethuProfumo

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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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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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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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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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