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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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Vinicius de Moraes e Toquinho: Escravo de Alegria

A genius duet of Toquinho & Vinicius de Moraes inspired songs composed not only by our great maître Vinicius. “Escravo da Alegria/ The Slave of Joy” is a song made by Toquinho & dedicated to him. In fact, a great … 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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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are the latest news from the Thirty Years’ War battle-fields (1618-1648). It is 1633 yet, combats go on, while the hope for total peace is growing: Leipzig, 8th March, 1633: “While we have been frighted with one sortie, … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic

Esteemed Readers, some of you already know that my favourite writer is the Serbian post-modern genius Milorad Pavic (1929-2009). Finally I launch the year of his writings in my blog. I hope you will be curious to learn about this … 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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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some breaking news from far lands. At last! (To new followers I remind that we are in 1633, while the Thirty Years’ War goes on). Due to huge problems with communications & distance these tidings have … 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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