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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg VII

Esteemed Readers, we continue our Royal voyage. Today we have already arrived to Verdun, a charming town in in the Lorraine Region, very close to Luxembourg. Hurray! “Early we arrived to Verdun where everything had been arranged so well that … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant:Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg V

Esteemed Readers, we continue travelling no matter that it is October. Our trip is save, no masks are necessary. Meanwhile far away in a diachrony in June 1687 the time has stopped & it is still a wonderful peaceful summer … 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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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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