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

Esteemed Readers, our wonderful voyage continues. Please, enjoy it together with our great guide Messire de Choisy. Aboard the Oiseau, 16 March 1685 “…We sail very swiftly. The sea is heavy but there are favourable winds so it helps us. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you a rather ecological historical riddle. Good luck! “Since I was born I have never rested & I’m extending my chaotic currents in thousand directions. The one who created me pronouncing only two words,obliged me … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho: Regra Três

“Regra Três/ The Rule of Three Times” is a wonderful poetic song by our two genius Vinicius & Toquinho telling about an unfaithful lady & her vicious manner to apologize for her adultery but never give it up. She apologizes … Continue reading

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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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Vinicius de Moraes e Toquinho: Escravo de Alegria

A genius duet of Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes inspired songs composed not only by our great maître Vinicius. “Escravo da Alegria/ The Slave of Joy” is a song made by Toquinho & dedicated to him. In fact, a great … 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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