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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – The Spirit of Carnival

Esteemed Readers, Carnival always creates a special sort of spirit! It is a joy, hope for better life & finally sunny warm days. So, I have discovered this curious drinking song in one of “Mercure Galant” editions & share it … Continue reading

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New Year Mood: Gaelic Song

Esteemed Readers, it would be sad to bid farewell to 2018 without a pleasant music impromptu. This is a brilliant Scottish composition performed by Fiona Mackenzie in Gaelic… I guess it would add some spirit to our Louis XIV’s celebrations … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) is a genius of spiritual music of Louis XIV’s time. He is an example of a perfect composer who was able to create profound compositions for various instruments. He was highly appreciated and recognized by his contemporaries and … 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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Midsummer Night under a veil of Grand Divertissement Royal (1668)

Another magnificent festivity written in history was the Grand Divertissement Royal (1668). It was dedicated to success in the War of Devolution (1667-1668) and to the first capture of Franche-Compté, an important strategic goal in all the French wars of … Continue reading

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Baroque Dance-L’Entrée d’Apollon

Esteemed Readers, I offer to your dearest attention a graceful reconstruction of the 17th century dancing. Costumes & music pass the perfect air of this sophisticated art & that wonderful time. Enjoy watching! Vive le Roy! Maria KethuProfumo

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