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

Esteemed Readers, Messire Abbé de Choisy informs us that we are sailing around the Spanish isles. The Madeira islands is right ahead. Enjoy our historical Voyage! I remind you that Siam is our destination: Aboard the Oiseau, 5 March 1685 … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles III

  Esteemed Readers, no matter something weird happening with WordPress, we go on our riddles. This time I have prepared for you one connected with pleasure & medicine. 🙂 Good luck & happy spring! “Sweet scent of our breath love … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin

Esteemed Readers, today I’m happy to present you some compositions from a famous “Second livre de pièces de clavecin” made by François Couperin about 1716-1717. The full book is a rich set of harpsichord compositions for any mood & any … Continue reading

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

Esteemed Readers, get ready! By order of the King Louis XIV we set sail to Siam together with Messire François-Timoléon de Choisy, a famous priest & a literary man. May his travel journal be a good navigation for you in … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, I hope that this pretty riddle of the 17th century perfect for frosty weather worldwide will warm you up no matter its sense. Good luck! “I’m water but not liquid. I’m a humid powder formed by Jupiter. However … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Concert Royal N.9

Esteemed Readers, today I present you a Concert Royal N.9 by François Couperin. It is light & positive alike water with a certain accord of a harpsichord. Enjoy it! Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by Jakob Philipp Hackert Maria … Continue reading

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Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho & Les Couperins II

The historical journey of Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho bring us back to the 17th century France& to Louis XIV’s Court where the music composed by Les Couperins (The Couperin family) sounded for the first time & became a true … Continue reading

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