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Russian Ballets: The Magic Mirror 1903

Esteemed Readers, first of all, I would like to apologize for my delays with posting. New live environment needs time. I will do my best to be more precise from a new month. 😊 Today I would like to tell … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Pharaoh’s Daughter

“The Pharaoh’s Daughter” (1862) is a ballet masterpiece, Marius Petipa’s first serious success, hardly remembered at present. It is a treasure for those who are interested in the classical Russian ballet school. Another curious fact about the performance is that Petipa … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: La Sylphide

A romantic ballet La Sylphide (1832) does not belong to the Russian origin. The music belongs to Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer with choreography by Filippo Taglioni. In 1892, Marius Petipa presented a renewed version of La Sylphide to the Russian Imperial Ballet. … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: Don Quixote

In 1869  Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917), a ballet composer of the Austrian origin invented a ballet-comedy “Don Quixote”. It was performed for the first time on the 14th of December 1869 & had an incredible success. To highlight the authentic Spanish … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, our vessel is moving towards the Tropic of Capricorn. We are very near it. Meanwhile we amuse ourselves with simple entertainments on board: Aboard the Oiseau, 8 May 1685 “…’When the wind changes, the weather does as well’, … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Sergius of Radonezh

Sergius of Radonezh (1314 – 1392) is one of the most important Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church & highly venerated among people. His personality has played a great role in the spiritual union of the Russian Orthodox Church. As well … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic for Christmas: The Glass Snail

In fact, Esteemed Readers, if you search for a set of unusual Christmas stories full of puzzles, quotes & giving you a chance to read a book any way you like, Milorad Pavic has something to offer you. That’s his … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas XI

“The Alpine Ballad” (1965) is a rare guest of broadcasting as it tells not about fierce battles but about, probably, an ordinary love story of those cruel days. Based on Vasilij Bikov’s narration & shot by Boris Stepanov (“The State … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new historical riddle. I have chosen something short & rather romantic…and I hope not too allegoric as our modern minds, unfortunately, too practical & technical for metaphors & mythological comparisons à la Grand Siècle. … Continue reading

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Most Translated Books In the World

Esteemed Readers, yesterday while preparing my post about Milorad Pavic, I discovered this curious world map of the most translated books in the world. (The original link belongs to Milorad Pavic’s Official Web Site). Have a look! And to those … Continue reading

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