Cultural history

Duke of Enghien

"That was worse than a crime, that was a mistake."   The one who said this was not just anyone, but one of Napoleon's most important ministers, the "Ministre de la Police" Joseph Fouché, feared by everyone. By summoning a whole army of informers, he had succeeded...

Chicken Marengo

Only hesitantly could the old powers agree on a common action against revolutionary France. After the "first coalition" was forced to peace by the clever tactics of the French, it took years before Russia, Great Britain and the Habsburg Empire reunite against France....

The Mailänderli

Mailänderli are the most popular and most frequently baked Christmas biscuit in Switzerland. In Austria, of course, we know it too and here it is simply called a "biscuit", whereas in Germany they speak of "biscuits". The only difference with the latter two is that...

The life of François- Joseph Gossec

François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829) came from a Walloon peasant family. At the age of six, he was already a choirboy at the collegiate church of Walcourt, and from then on his path was to move in a musical-artistic context throughout his life. The stations that soon...
The Harpist

The Harpist

Who never ate his bread with tears, He who never spent his sorrowful nights Sat on his bed weeping, He knows you not,...

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