Tag Archives: Louis the Great

Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you a historical riddle out of time. The object hidden in it is one of the most essential things in our world, important almost for each of us even at present. I … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Regina Coeli

Regina Coeli is another wonderful spiritual piece by Jean-Baptiste Lully included in “Les Petits Motets”(1687). It was composed for three voices. The motet is full of light & tenderness, it passes a sublime blissful spirit our music genius managed to … 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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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg IV

Esteemed Readers, it is 5th September, Louis XIV’s birthday today. So His Majesty goes on his pleasant journey to Luxembourg surrounded with His Court, Ministers, Guards & us: “I even don’t mention you all the places & time when the … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VIII

Esteemed Readers, a beautiful summer of crazy 2020 is almost over. So, let’s meet autumn with this curious & rather industrial riddle belonging to Louis XIV’s times. Good luck! “I never walk around the town. If I do I wear … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” is a brilliant comedy-ballet, a fruit of two genii, Moliére & Jean-Baptiste Lully. The first performance took place October 14, 1670 in  Château of Chambord. Decorations were made by Carlo Vigarani, costumes were inspired by Chevalier d’Arvieux. … 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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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg III

Esteemed Readers, we proceed the Royal voyage of His Majesty to Luxembourg. The weather is fine, roads are smooth for that epoch as well as the journey itself is pleasant & leisurely. “Monsieur Dauphin arrived to Claye before six o’clock … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles VII

Esteemed Readers, today I present you a fragile & light riddle. Returning back to the ordinary life (I wish the same to all of you who are still locked down), should happen slowly. 🙂 So, I hope that it will … 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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