Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The bells of St.Genevieve.........

Alcione - Suite des airs ....

Marin Marais • Jordi Savall • Le Concert Des Nations - Alcione, Suite Des Airs to play in 1706



1st Suite "Airs For The Driades & Shepherds"
Walk To The Shepherds And Bergeres1:33
Air To The Faun And The Driades1:03
Menuet To The Shepherds And Bergeres1:52
2nd Minuet For The Same1:29
For stuffed Shepherds And Bergeres1:37
Passepieds I & II For The Same1:53
2nd Suite "In The Air & Aeolians The Aeolian"
Air To The Aeolians And Aeolian2:40
Menuet For The Same2:06
2nd Air To The Same1:09
Da Capo: Menuet For The Same1:07
Sarabande For The Same4:07
Gigue For The Same1:24
3rd Suite "Airs For Priestesses & Magicians"
Prelude From The Second Act1:15
Sarabande For Priestesses From Juno2:11
Prelude To The Priestess Of Juno1:34
Gigue For The Same0:53
Airs I & II For Magicians2:28
4th Suite "Airs For The Sailors & Les Tritons'
Prelude From The Third Act2:00
Walk To The Sailors1:20
2nd Air To The Same1:16
3rd Air "Tambourine" To The Same1:09
Symphony To Sleep1:48
Entr'acte Menuet1:02
Chaconne for Tritons

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Marco Polo"s cell mate

  Marco Polo   was the first to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience. This book inspired Christopher Columbus and many other travelers. an epic journey to Asia,

returning after 24 years to find Venice at war with Genoa; Marco was imprisoned and dictated his stories to a cellmate. He was released in 1299, became a wealthy merchant who spent more than two decades in the service of Kublai Khan, one of the greatest rulers in history who reigned over Mongolia for 34 years.