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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Omnes gentes (1685)

Esteemed Readers, here is another little piece of the Sacral music by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It belongs to the same set of “Les Petits Motets” & is called Omnes gentes. They are based on Psalms/Salmi 46-47 expressed in accordance with Lully’s … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Dixit Dominus (1684)

Esteemed Readers, the present state of affairs in the world, the hysteria around an ephemeral substance named “a virus” create an extremely sad impression. The humanity is petrified with fear & goes on thinking only about the flesh & money. … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love

Another successful work by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes is called “Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love”. This is a very romantic bossa nova melody, filled with an exceptional tenderness. Two genius managed to create a rare love song which … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Chega de Saudade/Farewell Sadness!

Another famous fruit of the creative duet Tom Jobim-Vinicius de Moraes is, undoubtedly, a melodic praise of joy & longing named “Chega de Saudade”. This masterpiece has taken time to be born, though: Tom Jobim was staying at his parents’ … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Alexander Nevsky

Esteemed Readers, I keep up telling you about the Soviet cinema & its significant movies. Let’s put aside, at least for a while, the surrealism of the Soviet kolkhozes, & focus on  films which had a profound impact on the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles 2020-II

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It suits to the spirit of Carnival taking place these days. May it serve you a hint while guessing. Good luck! “I’m pretty, fine & my graces are often the reason … Continue reading

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Reflection of the Past: Jean-Baptiste Lully

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Louis XIV’s first composer of the Court, the superintendent of the Royal music & a master of the French Baroque, was born in Florence, Toscana. He belonged to a simple family, so his youth until 14th years … Continue reading

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