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Louis XIV Asks Riddles V

Esteemed Readers, the lockdown period is perfect for riddles of various kind: political, philosophical, historical…Here is another riddle from the 17th century extremely suitable to the current bedlam we are facing globally. Good luck! “I possess two eyes nevertheless I … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Ballet des Arts (1663)

On the 8th January 1663 a wonderful ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully (libretto by Mr. Benserade) was danced in Palais Royal at the presence of two queens (the queen-mother & Maria Theresa, Louis XIV’s wife).  Besides the king, the whole Court … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Armide (1686)

‘Armide’ must be one of the most famous operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is considered to be a true masterpiece recognized by the musicians of future generations. The period when J.-B. Lully was making it was very tense for him. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IV

Esteemed Readers, it’s time for a new riddle. This one is dedicated to Nature & animals(birds & other creatures might be possible as well). May it be a good hint for you. Good luck! “I’m the most gallant creature that … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Anima Christi

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful composition from “Les Petits Motets” by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is based on a very popular Medieval prayer ‘Anima Christi’. The curious fact is that this prayer might have been made by the Pope John … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Te Deum Laudamus

Esteemed Readers, Happy Easter! May it be indeed the time of your personal resurrection, of raise to a new spiritual level so necessary to fight the Evil oppressing us & to return the Light back! May Jean-Baptiste’s Lully composition “Te … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Thesis on Aging & Natural Death

Esteemed Readers, if we believe that we have been advanced in medicine & moreover in comprehending natural processes of aging & death, we err. The science has aggressively developed after the Second War II has invented machines, but has lost … Continue reading

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