Category Archives: Sociology

Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho & Les Couperin

Esteemed Readers, our attention moves to another musical retrospective view of Baroque music & Bossa Nova: they are Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho or Les Couperin. The previous year I have already introduced you our genius Vinicius who made a … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, Happy 1633! The Thirty Years’ War continues & the tension between countries has been growing. A cruel unexpected death of the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus happened at the Battle of Luzen (6 November 1632) changed the mood of … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Cadmus et Hermione

Esteemed Readers, to keep up the solemn New Year spirit I would like to share with you this charming chaconne from J.-B. Lully’s opera “Cadmus et Hermione”. This is the first opera composed & performed in France. Lully presented it … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg VIII

Esteemed Readers, mile by mile we are approaching Luxembourg. The weather is fine, it is summer & the borders are already at our sight: “On the 19th (of the given month) we passed four lieues & have arrived to Estain … Continue reading

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La Gazette New Year: Historical New Today

Esteemed Readers, finally  it is the last day of 2020! 😁Tomorrow a new epoch is starting. Let’s hope so…And our historical news yet in the environment of the Thirty Years’ War might serve as a breath of so long-expected optimism … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks a Christmas Riddle

Esteemed Readers, ho-ho-ho! It’s time for the roasted turkey, “Jingle bells”, some champagne, a panetone as well as for a good ancient riddle to make the environment so festive. The present one is connected with Christmas, with its classic way … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: De Profundis Psalm CXXIX

Estemeed Readers, for the Christmas mood on behalf of our esteemed Jean-Baptiste Lully I have chosen this solemn composition named “De Profundis” based on the Psalm CXXIX. May your Christmas Eve time be as magnificent as this eternal piece of … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Anos Dourados

Tom Jobim & Chico Buarque was another successful duet of two Brazilian genii. Today I would like to present you, Esteemed Readers, their musical fruit “Anos Dourados”/”Golden years”. Some air of nostalgie is so necessary in our uneasy days. Maria … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: A Voyage to Siam

Louis XIV developed rather successful international policy. The great kingdoms of Asia were one of his targets. He managed to establish very good & fruitful relationship with China, India & the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand) as well. The decade 1680-1690 … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Domine Salvum Fac Regem

Esteemed Readers, I present you another splendid spiritual composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is called “Domine, Salvum Fac Regem”. The first text was written in Italian in 1658 & translated in French. This motet served as the official hymn in … Continue reading

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