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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Marche des mousquetaires 1658

Early music compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully are mostly connected with ballets & theatre performances; however some footprints of instrumental music yet can be discovered. The set of Marches 1658 composed for hautboys & tambours reveal us Lully-s unique music signature … Continue reading

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Eternamenta News

Esteemed Readers, I’m very glad to announce you that 2020 blogging will be dedicated to music. It will be a year of Baroque & Bossa Nova to honour both wonderful music epochs in the human history. I have already posted … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant – Messenger of the Past: Feast in S. Cloud

As the 17th century France was already a very enlightened society, it had its own press as well. Besides the famous “La Gazette” established yet by Cardinal de Richelieu, which published mostly political news, there was the “Mercure Galant”, an amazing edition, … Continue reading

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Ballet de la Nuit in words

Besides rare gems of choreography & music, ballets of Louis XIV’s time were distinguished with sophisticated texts, costumes & special effects, including movable mechanisms, fire-works and amazing stage scenery. I have translated some pieces of a monologue recited by His … Continue reading

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Royal Meal V: Vegetables & Lamb

Esteemed Readers, we go on our collection of 17th century recipes. So today in our menu there are: Artichokes in White Sauce Boil some small artichokes in slightly salted water. When they are ready, add some parsley, season with salt … Continue reading

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Royal Meal III: Easter Menu

Esteemed Readers, Happy Easter! On this occasion I would like to present you a curious menu, (please, take into account that the number of dishes was meant for a big company, not for only one person), that was typical for … Continue reading

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Myth VI: The Great Conqueror

Giving his instructions to Grand Dauphin, his son, Louis XIV indeed mentioned: ‘I loved the War too much…’ But was he really the conqueror and a terrible usurper as he is liked to be imagined by many modern historians…and by … Continue reading

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