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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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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 Couperin

Esteemed Readers, our attention moves to another musical retrospective view of Baroque music & Bossa Nova: they are Vinicius de Moraes & Toquinho or Les Couperin. The previous year I have already introduced you our genius Vinicius who made a … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers

During the carnival 1670 Molière & Jean-Baptiste Lully presented a wonderful comedy-ballet to the Court. It was named “Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers”. The plot so far: “Two brave & bold chevaliers Iphicrates & Timocles fight for love of a … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Domine Salvum Fac Regem

Esteemed Readers, I present you another splendid spiritual composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is called “Domine, Salvum Fac Regem”. The first text was written in Italian in 1658 & translated in French. This motet served as the official hymn in … 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 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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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Amadis

“Amadis” is a music tragedy by Jean-Baptiste Lully based on a famous chivalric novel by Garci Rodrigez de Montalvo named “Amadis de Gaula”. It was staged for the first time in January 1684 . It was the first music tragedy … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully in Jazz

Esteemed Readers, I have suddenly discovered this pretty curious jazz performance of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s music. This piece “Air tendre” from his Suite in E Minor demonstrates how much his style of the past is connected with Bossa Nova…Well, I’m not  … Continue reading

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