Category Archives: Samhain

La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, Samhain/Toussaints was celebrated even during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), so let’s see what tidings there are for last days of October 1634. Paris, the 29th of October, 1634: “Cardinal the Duke (Cardinal de Richelieu) is going to … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Blue God

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you another short Oriental stylized ballet from Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929) which was not appreciated by the audience of that time. In fact, it is a real treasure with rich decorations … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle very suitable for coming Halloween/Samhain time. Try to guess what object it might be. Good luck! “I was born & grown in the forest. Then I came to the house & gathered the … Continue reading

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Sergio Cammariere: Marcia Degli Elfi E Dei Folletti

  Esteemed Readers, if you are fond of fairies, dwarfs & other tiny magic creatures, you should like this pretty composition by our Cyrano which might be translated as “The March of Fairies & Goblins”. Samhain/Halloween is coming…🎃🎃🎃 Enjoy the … Continue reading

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Samhain Night Mood

Esteemed Readers, on occasion of Samhain or Halloween (choose the one you like) I would like to share with you this relaxing piece of musical that I find so suitable to this mysterious period of the year! Happy Samhain! Oiche … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here is the Samhain set of latest tidings of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). Even incredible events happened no matter battles, grief & numerous deaths. Milan, 5th October, 1633: “The Cardinal Infante has sent Duke de Nocera the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to offer you a perfect riddle for Samhain-winter times. It is longer that usual, nevertheless its poetic style & sense fascinates. On my behalf, I believe that you will guess it out without any … Continue reading

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La Gazette in 2020: Samhain & Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, Happy Samhain in the present & in the past! I looked through La Gazette 1632 seeking for some curiosités on the topic, however I discovered only some ordinary War news I’m glad to share with you. For those … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Viy The Soviet Horror 1967

Esteemed Readers, Samhain is coming, so I thought about something really spooky this year. Besides, there will be an incredible full moon that day, so we might dedicate a post to the Soviet horror. Strangely enough the Soviet cinema did … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Dindi

“Dindi” is another golden hit & bossa nova standard composed by Tom Jobim in 1959. It is dedicated to a place named Dirindi where the composer & his devoted friend Vinicius de Moraes used to go. It is another masterpiece … Continue reading

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