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Duo Palissandre – duo n°3 opus 31 2ème mouvement Antoine de Lhoyer


 

 

 

Edouard Manet: Harbour at Bordeaux, 1871

Edouard Manet: Harbour at Bordeaux, 1871 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Le duo de guitare Palissandre (Vanessa Dartier & Yann Dufresne) interprète le 2ème mouvement du Duo n°3 opus 31 de Antoine de Lhoyer en août 2013 au Petit Théâtre à Bordeaux (France)

 

 

 

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This Day in the Yesteryear: THE BATTLE OF TOURS (732 CE)


The Battle of Tours (732 CE)

In 661 CE, the first Islamic dynasty rose to prominence and sought to extend its power. The Muslims, seeking control of Aquitaine, were met by Charles Martel‘s Frankish forces, who were able to halt them at the Battle of Tours. It was not a decisive victory, but the Arabs retreated after their leader was killed, and some historians deem it a watershed moment in preserving Christianity in Europe. The battle greatly enhanced Martel’s prestige at the time. What nickname was bestowed on him? More… Discuss