Category Archives: Music

François Couperin: Concert Royal N.3

Esteemed Readers, speaking of François Couperin, I would like to continue to present you his charming concerts that sound like drops of fresh cool water in a period of unbearable summer heat. This time we are listening to his magnificent … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Astronauta

Esteemed Readers, I’m glad to present you this old vintage music piece by young Vinicius de Moraes. “O Astronauta” (1962) is a wonderful summer composition telling about searching of love. Enjoy it! Maria KethuProfumo

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Onde Anda Você

Esteemed Readers, here is a pretty summer musical poem by Vinicius de Moraes named “Onde Anda Você/Where would you go?” This song raises some philosophical questions: Where does our memory go when we speak about saudade (a special sort of … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces De Violes Suite N.2

Esteemed Readers, today we are listening to string music by our genius François Couperin. I offer you his Second Suite for Viola (1726). Might it be pleasant environment for these pretty summer days. Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by … 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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François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres II

Esteemed Readers, we continue our musical travel around spiritual works by François Couperin. Today I present you the second spiritual lesson made for the Holy Wednesday from his set “Leçons de Ténèbres”. Enjoy it! Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes e Toquinho: Samba da Volta

Samba is an amazing musical phenomenon. It might sing (chorar in the original Brazilian context) any kind of emotion, event, deed. “Samba da Volta/Samba of Returning” praises a return to the fairy lady so long expected for her two knights … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres

François Couperin has composed plenty of wonderful sacral works. “Leçons de ténèbres/Tenebrae Readings for Holy Wednesday” (1714) is one them. The set consists of three substantial pieces based on the Old Testament Book of Lamentation. Today, Esteemed Readers, I present … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes e Toquinho: Escravo de Alegria

A genius duet of Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes inspired songs composed not only by our great maître Vinicius. “Escravo da Alegria/ The Slave of Joy” is a song made by Toquinho & dedicated to him. In fact, a great … Continue reading

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