Tag Archives: 17th century France

François Couperin: Courantes, La Raphaele

Esteemed Readers, today I present you three harpsichord compositions by François Couperin: Courantes I-II, La Raphaele. They belong to his famous sets for harpsichord. Enjoy the music! Vive le Roy!🎇🎇🎇 PS: Painting by Claude Lorrain Maria KethuProfumo  

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François Couperin: Messe des Couvents

Esteemed Readers, as you remember François Couperin has composed plenty of wonderful religious pieces. Today I offer you a complete Mass for convents & monasteries famous as Messe pour les Couvents (1690). Enjoy the spirit & solemnity of the Grand … Continue reading

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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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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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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

  Esteemed Readers, no matter something weird happening with WordPress, we go on our riddles. This time I have prepared for you one connected with pleasure & medicine. 🙂 Good luck & happy spring! “Sweet scent of our breath love … 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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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, here is another riddle of Louis XIV’s time. It is dedicated to delicious food…popular at that time. I might say that this very dish is yet in trend, especially in the Asian cuisine. Good luck! “Alike a long … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you a historical riddle out of time. The object hidden in it is one of the most essential things in our world, important almost for each of us even at present. I … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, a beautiful summer of crazy 2020 is almost over. So, let’s meet autumn with this curious & rather industrial riddle belonging to Louis XIV’s times. Good luck! “I never walk around the town. If I do I wear … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg

Esteemed Readers, I would like to share with you some curious news about Louis XIV’s journey happened in June 1687. “Mercure Galant” published a special edition dedicated to this solemn event, so I will post some pretty curious extracts. “The … Continue reading

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