Category Archives: Literature

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: 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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Soviet Movie Café: Seventeen Moments of Spring

This year we have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of victory over fascism. The URRS was the true winner in this terrible battle, but, unfortunately, modern global forces do their best to erase the role of Russia in the World … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (1686)

‘Armide’ must be one of the most famous operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is considered to be a true masterpiece recognized by the musicians of future generations. The period when J.-B. Lully was making it was very tense for him. … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Genealogy by Mr. de Hozier

Esteemed Readers, if you are interested in genealogy or like spend free time studying ancient races, the news published in Mercure Galant 1678 will be very useful for you. Anyway, it is so curious to learn what papers were necessary … Continue reading

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Author’s Tale: The Little Humpbacked Horse

Esteemed Readers, I go on telling you about author’s fairy tale in the Russian folklore. This time I would like to present one of the most brilliant story: a tale about a humpbacked horse’s adventures written in the middle of … Continue reading

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Mysterious Town Kitezh

Each nation has its magic, mysterious places described in folklore. Those are places of a spiritual force that mean a connection with ancestors thus with customs & traditions as well as a spiritual rebirth or the Garden of Eden on … Continue reading

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Author Fairy Tale: The Little Scarlet Flower

Besides traditional tales there are plenty of ones made by our famous authors. And today I would like to present you a synopsis of a tale by Sergey Aksakov. It is a Russian interpretation of Beauty & the Beast & … Continue reading

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Taboos In The Russian Folk Tales

Folklore not only teaches us, guides deep into the consciousness of our ancestors, keeps the memory of peoples & languages. It helps us to study & to comprehend how the mentality is formed, how the Time reflects in this or … Continue reading

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Fairy-Tale: The Golden Mountain

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to share with you a fairy-tale which fits to our capitalistic time pretty well. In fact, the problem of gold, wealth & avidity has always been a serious reasons for many nasty crimes. As … Continue reading

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