Tous les matins du monde le Roi danse. Music in the Sun king’s era through French films.

Now, we have this man. And the man is a king, mind you. A great king. One who, allegedly, dared to say that He was the State. And, by the way, there is this tale of this man not really being the king, but a twin, or a lookalike, the real king being imprisoned behind … More Tous les matins du monde le Roi danse. Music in the Sun king’s era through French films.

Couperin & Marais: French Musical Enhancement in the Court of the Sun King

Today I bring you a topic that we have explored very superficially elsewhere and that has been resurfaced due to some feedback and encouragement received via Facebook. You may see a couple of related updates too. These will all revolve around the topic of music in the court of the Sun King. And for this … More Couperin & Marais: French Musical Enhancement in the Court of the Sun King

Viking Raiding in Iron Maiden’s ‘Invaders’!

For music month I decided to go with a song about Vikings, which isn’t very surprising. This is another one from Iron maiden after Ellie’s look at ‘Aces High’, which you should also check out here!: https://wuhstry.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/iron-maiden-in-world-war-two-with-aces-high/ ‘Invaders’ is the opening track on Iron Maiden’s third studio album ‘The Number of the Beast’, released in … More Viking Raiding in Iron Maiden’s ‘Invaders’!

Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Egmont

Welcome to my music month post! I have decided for this month to write about Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Egmont and will discuss the history behind the music. Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture- Beethoven’s Coriolan was written in 1807 for a tragedy by Heinrich Joseph von Collins called Coriolan. The music focuses different themes and characters in … More Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Egmont

The hard way to Heavens: Dialogues des Carmelites, Poulenc achieves immortality.

Now, you think about opera and something epic comes to mind. You think about French composers and something beautiful but somehow light is expected. You think about nuns and silence and boredom are words that could come to mind. Not that nuns are usually welcome as great historical characters. You think about Francois Poulenc and … More The hard way to Heavens: Dialogues des Carmelites, Poulenc achieves immortality.