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François Couperin: Pièces De Violes Suite N.2

Esteemed Readers, today we are listening to string music by our genius François Couperin. I offer you his Second Suite for Viola (1726). Might it be pleasant environment for these pretty summer days. Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, no matter intense battles, the air of peace has appeared in our historical tidings. Indeed, the life goes on while the Thirty Year’s War (1618-1648) is moving to so desired Pax…It is 1633 yet & only negotiations are … 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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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, 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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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, I hope that this pretty riddle of the 17th century perfect for frosty weather worldwide will warm you up no matter its sense. Good luck! “I’m water but not liquid. I’m a humid powder formed by Jupiter. However … 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 a Christmas Riddle

Esteemed Readers, ho-ho-ho! It’s time for the roasted turkey, “Jingle bells”, some champagne, a panetone as well as for a good ancient riddle to make the environment so festive. The present one is connected with Christmas, with its classic way … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, today I present you a fragile & light riddle. Returning back to the ordinary life (I wish the same to all of you who are still locked down), should happen slowly. 🙂 So, I hope that it will … 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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