Tag Archives: French Baroque

François Couperin: Concert Royal N.2

Esteemed Readers, we continue our musical travel into a magnificent world of François Couperin’s music. Today I present you his Concert Royal N.2. Part II. It seems to me its mood is very suitable for autumn days before Samhain. Vive … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin 18

Esteemed Readers, today I present you an elegant & a sophisticated set for harpsichord composed by François Couperin. N18 is made in F major, if it means you something. In my first posts of this year dedicated to the genius … Continue reading

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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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Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho & Les Couperins II

The historical journey of Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho bring us back to the 17th century France& to Louis XIV’s Court where the music composed by Les Couperins (The Couperin family) sounded for the first time & became a true … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho & Les Couperin

Esteemed Readers, our attention moves to another musical retrospective view of Baroque music & Bossa Nova: they are Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho or Les Couperin. The previous year I have already introduced you our genius Vinicius who made a … 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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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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Gavotte

Gavotte is a folk French dance, which became popular at Louis XIV’s Court. It has become an important part of baller programs & ordinary entertainments.  I present you, Esteemed Readers, a version by Jean-Baptiste Lully for wind instruments. It is … 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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