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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Regina Coeli

Regina Coeli is another wonderful spiritual piece by Jean-Baptiste Lully included in “Les Petits Motets”(1687). It was composed for three voices. The motet is full of light & tenderness, it passes a sublime blissful spirit our music genius managed to … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Ballet du Temps (1654)

“Le Ballet du Temps” (1654) is the first official Court work of the kind composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It was performed for the first time on 3rd December 1654 in the Louvre. Besides His Majesty, it was mostly danced by … 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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” is a brilliant comedy-ballet, a fruit of two genii, Moliére & Jean-Baptiste Lully. The first performance took place October 14, 1670 in  Château of Chambord. Decorations were made by Carlo Vigarani, costumes were inspired by Chevalier d’Arvieux. … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Triomphe de l’Amour

“Le Triomphe de l’Amour/The Triumph of Love” is another sublime opera-ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully, staged for the first time at St. Germain en Laye, 21st January, 1681 on occasion of arriving to the Court Marie-Anne-Christine-Victoire de Baviére, the Grand Dauphine’s … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Eu Não Existo sem Você/I Don’t Exist Without You

“Eu não Existo sem Você ” is another sophisticated music composition by Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim. It is a rare gem of romanticism & hymn of love that might be created only by true Minstrels. I suppose that its … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus

Esteemed Readers, I’m delighted to present you a wonderful creative duet where Tom Jobim represents himself as a singer performing a funny romantic composition by Vinicius de Moraes. The song is called “Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus”/”For the Light of … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Amadis

“Amadis” is a music tragedy by Jean-Baptiste Lully based on a famous chivalric novel by Garci Rodrigez de Montalvo named “Amadis de Gaula”. It was staged for the first time in January 1684 . It was the first music tragedy … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, in the Midsummer time a sort of a magic riddle is very welcome. So, I offer your one looking forward to your brilliant suggestion. (The hint is Midsummer theme). Good luck! “A forest of Love is placed so … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully in Jazz

Esteemed Readers, I have suddenly discovered this pretty curious jazz performance of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s music. This piece “Air tendre” from his Suite in E Minor demonstrates how much his style of the past is connected with Bossa Nova…Well, I’m not  … Continue reading

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