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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) goes on as well as the bedlam 2020. The news I would like to share with you today seem to me a reflection of our epoch on the other side. Everything is in … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: The Man From Nowhere

“The Man From Nowhere” (1961) is another surrealistic Soviet movie that reveals weak points of the human society. This time it is not a robot but a savage from an unknown tribe Tapi learns Soviet people to be kind, sincere … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you a historical riddle out of time. The object hidden in it is one of the most essential things in our world, important almost for each of us even at present. I … Continue reading

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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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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg IV

Esteemed Readers, it is 5th September, Louis XIV’s birthday today. So His Majesty goes on his pleasant journey to Luxembourg surrounded with His Court, Ministers, Guards & us: “I even don’t mention you all the places & time when the … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, we proceed our chronicles of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). I have read an amusing report about a seige of Aix-la-Chapelle & would like to present you a small summer abstract of this war event lasted for a … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: His Name Was Robert or We called Him Robert

“His Name Was Robert” (1967) is another wonderful Soviet sci-fi movie. It tells about a humanoid-robot created in a laboratory and raises important issues of AI’s place & role in the Soviet human society. The story so far: “The Scientist … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, a beautiful summer of crazy 2020 is almost over. So, let’s meet autumn with this curious & rather industrial riddle belonging to Louis XIV’s times. Good luck! “I never walk around the town. If I do I wear … Continue reading

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