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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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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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Tom Jobim: Se Todos Fossem Iguas a Você/If Everyone Were Like You

  Esteemed Readers, Christmas is coming, therefore to make the environment more pleasant tonight I would like to offer you one of my favourite compositions by our genius duet Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes named “Se Todos Fossem Iguas … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Plaude Laetare Gallia

Esteemed Readers, on the 14th Avent Day I would like to share with you a solemn composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully to create a special Christmas environment for you. This  motet, Plaude Laetare Gallia, was composed on the occasion of the … 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: 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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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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Tom Jobim: Samba de Uma Nota Só

Esteemed Readers, after la Symphonie des Plaisirs, I would like to offer you the samba by Tom Jobim. It is one of his most famous compositions & a standard of Bossa Nova music. Created in 1960 “Samba de Uma Nota … Continue reading

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