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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, the history comes along its way. The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) continues, bringing more combats, grief & calamities to Europe. Reading the historical news I become wondering if we have a right to speak about nations after such … 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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La Gazette in 2020: Historical News Today 1632

Esteemed Readers, it is still 1632. It is still the Thirty Years’ War. However, there is plenty of battles around. I present you a small extract dedicated to the King of Sweden(Gustavus Adolphus) & Louis XIII: Metz, 8th May, 1632: “Meanwhile … Continue reading

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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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Louis XIV Asks Riddles 2020-II

Esteemed Readers, here is a new riddle for you. It suits to the spirit of Carnival taking place these days. May it serve you a hint while guessing. Good luck! “I’m pretty, fine & my graces are often the reason … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Marche des mousquetaires 1658

Early music compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully are mostly connected with ballets & theatre performances; however some footprints of instrumental music yet can be discovered. The set of Marches 1658 composed for hautboys & tambours reveal us Lully-s unique music signature … Continue reading

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Christmas at Versailles: Happy & Baroque Holiday Season!

Vive le Roy! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Maria KethuProfumo

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles XII

Esteemed Readers, what about an enigma to cheer your holiday spirit up? I offer you one in accordance with the Christmas time. It seems to be not too difficult & might be perfect for any Christmas company: “A good old … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Canon Fishing

Esteemed Readers, have you ever thought about a canon fishing? It must be a very amusing way of entertainment. At least this note published in the “Mercure Galant” makes this impression: “Shipwreck happened at the Isle Davés has been covered … Continue reading

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La Gazette: Historical News Today-1631

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War has returned & here are some tidings of 1631 I present to your dearest attention. Let’s revive this…not always glorious time: Bruxelles, June 12,1631: ” Marquises de Sainct Croix & d’Ayetone have come here … Continue reading

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