Category Archives: Music

Fairy-Tale: Snow Maiden

  As the autumn is rather cold this year I have decided to go on the topic of winter represented in the Russian folk tales. This time it is about a Snow Maiden or Sneg’urochka as we call it. The … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Chant Militaire Monsieur de Turenne

Esteemed Readers, the music plagiarism existed long before the 20th century & our pop-culture. I present you an old French military song composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully for Messire de Turenne’s regiment. I’m certain you have heard it in Georges Bizet’s … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Consecration of Messire Delfino

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered another interesting note in the Mercure Galant proving the strong interconnection between France & Italy. This time it tells about an important Catholic event: a Venetian nobleman becomes the Archbishop right in France. “On Sunday … Continue reading

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Ciao Cuore!

  English: Esteemed Readers, one of my favourite singers Mario Venuti has released this amazing 100% hit. He sings about our world & us, humans, who have become heartless, so let the heart return back to us & stay in … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua! Bonnes Pasques! Boa Pascoa!

Esteemed Readers, happy Easter! May this enchanting piece by M.- A. Cherpantier add some baroque spirit in your celebration! Hristos Voskres! (Exclamation we say for the Orthodox Easter which is coming next week.) Maria KethuProfumo

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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New Year Mood: Gaelic Song

Esteemed Readers, it would be sad to bid farewell to 2018 without a pleasant music impromptu. This is a brilliant Scottish composition performed by Fiona Mackenzie in Gaelic… I guess it would add some spirit to our Louis XIV’s celebrations … Continue reading

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