Tag Archives: Louis le Grand

Louis XIV as He is: Protector of Arts

Louis XIV had an exceptional art taste. We can see its evidences in various things: in his capacity to be a king-creator, to make an artistic environment wherever he appeared, to make the art in any form  serve France and … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Louis le Grand!

Esteemed Readers, today is more than just an ordinary Louis XIV’s birthday. It is his 380th anniversary. 🙂 🙂 🙂 So, let’s wish him many years & all the best wherever in the Universe he is! Rondeau 1678 dedicated to … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: André Campra

André Campra (1660-1744), perhaps, is not as famous as Jean-Baptiste Lully or Jean-Phillipe Rameau, a genius of Louis XV’s time. However, he made much for the French opera to be in blossom, and he played a very significant role in … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: Michel-Richard Delalande

Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726) is another enchanting music spirit of Louis XIV’s time. He was a true virtuoso of mottetti and his music always created a special mood at Royal’s meals. Michel Delalande even composed a set of pieces titled “Music for … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: François Couperin & Family

The Couperin musical family represents another glimpse of the 17th century France. I would say that their music is alike a scented air, rustling trees and  water murmuring, that awake a feeling of a true harmony in our soul. And … Continue reading

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Music for the King: J. B. Lully

Esteemed Readers,                                                                              … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: Jean-Baptiste Lully

Any great reign creates a great epoch that is made by great nations formed from great people. Louis XIV’s time is not an exception. Some personalities became great thanks to the period, while other ones were distinguished by the king … Continue reading

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