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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 III

Esteemed Readers, we have reached the Canary Islands! Hurrah! We are sailing Northeast. It is too far from Siam yet, however the spirit of a true journey is with us: Aboard the Oiseau, 13 March 1685 “…We are going to … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, finally it comes the breaking news of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648)! Some agreements & reconciliations have been signed, but the war is not ended yet: Amsterdam, 11th April, 1633: “Here we are looking forward to return & … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. Might it be connected with the Easter in this or that way. The topic is not new. I have already posted one about it, so I hope it will be rather … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres

François Couperin has composed plenty of wonderful sacral works. “Leçons de ténèbres/Tenebrae Readings for Holy Wednesday” (1714) is one them. The set consists of three substantial pieces based on the Old Testament Book of Lamentation. Today, Esteemed Readers, I present … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Concert Royal N.4

Esteemed Readers, to celebrate the spring here is a Concert Royal N.4 by François Couperin. It reminds me of warm sunrays shining through fresh green leaves. Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by Jakob Philipp Hackert Maria KethuProfumo

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are the latest news from the Thirty Years’ War battle-fields (1618-1648). It is 1633 yet, combats go on, while the hope for total peace is growing: Leipzig, 8th March, 1633: “While we have been frighted with one sortie, … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin

Esteemed Readers, today I’m happy to present you some compositions from a famous “Second livre de pièces de clavecin” made by François Couperin about 1716-1717. The full book is a rich set of harpsichord compositions for any mood & any … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: o Velho e a Flor

Esteemed Readers, I would like to present you a romantic fruit of our genius duet Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho dedicated to love. “O velho e a flor/ The oldman & the flower” (1971) is made in accordance with the ancient … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 I

Esteemed Readers, get ready! By order of the King Louis XIV we set sail to Siam together with Messire François-Timoléon de Choisy, a famous priest & a literary man. May his travel journal be a good navigation for you in … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some breaking news from far lands. At last! (To new followers I remind that we are in 1633, while the Thirty Years’ War goes on). Due to huge problems with communications & distance these tidings have … Continue reading

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