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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxemburg II

“Most of the Officers who are accustomed to travel riding joined together & moved along the both sides of the carriages to avoid the dust so disturbing this season, & to be able to serve the King. A great number … 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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Air Pour Madame la Dauphine

Esteemed Readers, I would like to present you this wonderful piece of string music made by Jean-Baptiste Lully. This air makes a part of his profound work named “Idylle sur le Paix” (1685), created in a close collaboration with Jean … 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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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, it is still 1632. It is still the Thirty Years’ War. However, there is plenty of battles around. I present you a small extract dedicated to the King of Sweden(Gustavus Adolphus) & Louis XIII: Metz, 8th May, 1632: “Meanwhile … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Seventeen Moments of Spring

This year we have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of victory over fascism. The URRS was the true winner in this terrible battle, but, unfortunately, modern global forces do their best to erase the role of Russia in the World … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, the lockdown period is perfect for riddles of various kind: political, philosophical, historical…Here is another riddle from the 17th century extremely suitable to the current bedlam we are facing globally. Good luck! “I possess two eyes nevertheless I … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: A Felicidade/Happiness

“A Felicidade/Happiness” is an eternal bossa hit of all the times & nations. Composed by our geniuses Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim for the movie “Orfeu Negro/The Black Orpheus” (1958) it reflects all the shades of this emotion, its … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar

‘Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar/Io Sono Che ti Amerò/I’m the One Who Will Love You’ is a masterpiece by Antonio Carlos Jobim & his eternal friend-minstrel Vinicius de Moraes. The single was recorded in 1959 by Maysa, much later in … Continue reading

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