Camille PissarroPont Boieldieu in rainy weather, 1896. 

Camille Pissarro
Pont Boieldieu in rainy weather, 1896. 

8 December 2012 ·

oldbookillustrations:

A mill at Saint Laurent bridge
From Chalon-sur-Saône pittoresque et démoli (Chalon-sur-Saône, picturesque and demolished), written and illustrated by Jules Chevrier, Paris, 1883.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

A mill at Saint Laurent bridge

From Chalon-sur-Saône pittoresque et démoli (Chalon-sur-Saône, picturesque and demolished), written and illustrated by Jules Chevrier, Paris, 1883.

(Source: archive.org)

15 May 2012 ·

11

THE HEROINE OF FRANCE

They love you and will never forget you,
Beautiful heroine!
You have saved France,
O shepherd’s daughter!
But—who else could have done such glorious things?

You vanquished the English barbarians;
You have the admiration of all of France.
Your blond hair hangs about your knees;
It is so beautiful.
You are so well-loved
That even the Archangel Michael came to see you.
The famous think only on you,
And the wicked forget themselves.

Translation of a French-language poem written by Tchaikovsky, age seven, after reading about Joan of Arc in Masson’s Les Enfants célèbres. Thirty years later he would compose the opera The Maid of Orleans based on Schiller’s account of her victories.
 

4 February 2012 ·

In this photograph from 1906:
Pablo Casals, cellist, composer, & Mme Casals (far left)Léon Blum, French socialist, future prime minister (third from left)Alfred Cortot, pianist (third from right)Jacques Thibaud, violinist (far right) 
(Archives d’histoire contemporaine, Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po)

In this photograph from 1906:

Pablo Casals, cellist, composer, & Mme Casals (far left)
Léon Blum, French socialist, future prime minister (third from left)
Alfred Cortot, pianist (third from right)
Jacques Thibaud, violinist (far right) 

(Archives d’histoire contemporaine, Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po)

8 January 2012 ·

birdsong27:

Paul Gauguin - La rue Jouvenet à Rouen, 1884

birdsong27:

Paul Gauguin - La rue Jouvenet à Rouen, 1884

(Source: birdsong217, via madamescherzo)

29 December 2011 ·

Camille Corot - Ville d’Avray (1867)

Camille Corot - Ville d’Avray (1867)

12 August 2011 ·

driftingfocus:

The Eriyeux Valley, Ardeche, France on Flickr.

driftingfocus:

The Eriyeux Valley, Ardeche, France on Flickr.

(via of-cannibals-and-kings)

31 July 2011 ·

oldbookillustrations:

Cloister of the convent of the celestines, in Paris.
From Antiquités nationales vol. 1, by Aubin Louis Millin, Paris, 1790.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Cloister of the convent of the celestines, in Paris.

From Antiquités nationales vol. 1, by Aubin Louis Millin, Paris, 1790.

(Source: archive.org)

23 July 2011 ·

bachsweets:

Marin Marais
Sarabande à 2 violes (Livre I)


Josh Cheatham, viola da gamba
Julien Léonard, viola da gamba
Skip Sempé, harpsichord

(Source: youtube.com, via bachsweets-deactivated20130721)

12 July 2011 ·

i12bent:

French aviator and author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was born June  29, 1900. He was shot down by the Germans in 1944 and killed. His fine  novella The Little Prince is still widely read, as are some of his lyrical non-fiction books about flying…
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

i12bent:

French aviator and author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was born June 29, 1900. He was shot down by the Germans in 1944 and killed. His fine novella The Little Prince is still widely read, as are some of his lyrical non-fiction books about flying…

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

29 June 2011 ·

"Waiting for the lunch crowd." Restaurant in Orange, France. Photo by sooboy.

"Waiting for the lunch crowd." Restaurant in Orange, France. Photo by sooboy.

12 May 2011 ·

40 plays

François Poulenc - Suite française, Op. 80
V. Bransle de Champagne

Michael Murray, organ; Empire Brass et al.

6 May 2011 ·

François Poulenc and Jean Cocteau.

François Poulenc and Jean Cocteau.

29 March 2011 ·

J. J. Quantz - Concerto No. 292 in B-flat major
Marc Zuili, flute; Martin Barral Orch. 
Filmed at Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne 

22 March 2011 ·

allthingseurope:

Sarlat, Aquitaine,  France (by Ela2007)

allthingseurope:

Sarlat, Aquitaine,  France (by Ela2007)

(via hashtagbachswag)

17 March 2011 ·

Curtis Lindsay
Pianist, composer,
expert in nonsense.



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