11 novembre 1630 : à l'issue d'une journée mouvementée, Louis XIII choisit de maintenir sa confiance à Richelieu pour s'engager, à ses côtés, dans une politique dominée par les préceptes de la raison d'État. 1er septembre 1715 : Louis XIV meurt au terme du règne le plus long et le plus brillant de l'histoire de France. …
…Whatever reservations one might harbor about this or that individual performance, it is unlikely that this set as a whole will be surpassed in the near future. It belongs in every serious music library, private or public.
The summer of 1984 saw the release of Stevie Ray's eagerly anticipated follow-up album, Couldn't Stand The Weather. Now the coronation was complete: A blues messiah had arrived. With a relentless touring schedule and a slick new video for the title track airing on fledgling MTV, Stevie Ray Vaughan became a force unto himself, playing with even greater authority than on his Texas Flood debut and touching off a mid-'80s blues revival that recalled the mid-'60s blues boom.
"A few years ago, the name of Johann David Heinichen came out of the blue as a wonderful surprise. Baroque music lovers around the world were amazed to discover an obscure composer who, in his best works, was second to none–easily comparable to Vivaldi in terms of originality, rhythmic exuberance, and boundless imagination. (…) The Fiori Musicali ensemble, on period instruments, plays with enthusiasm and poetic commitment. The virtuosity may not be as extreme as that of Concerto Köln, but each performance reaches a perfect balance between expressive ardor and precision–a quality mirrored by the accurate and natural sonics of the Radio Bremen engineers." ~classicstoday