" Scipione was the eighth complete opera H&el wrote for the Royal Academy of Music (it was also preceded by Muzio Scevola, of which H&el wrote only act III). Completed in 1726, it followed three of H&el's greatest operas, Giulio Cesare, Tamerlano, & Rodelinda. While it is not on the level of those masterpieces, & despite its hasty composition, it contains much that is good & worthy of an occasional hearing. FANFARE: Ron Salemi "
Lynda - Photographing High School Senior Portraits MP4 | AVC 1004kbps | English | 1280x800 | 29.97fps | 1h 56mins | AAC stereo 160kbps | 1.34 GB Genre: Video Training
The senior portrait is a traditional rite of passage for a high school student. But senior portraits aren't what they used to be: staid, format portraits shot in front of a mottled gray background. These days, an effective senior portrait conveys the personality of its subject, & is often shot on-location or outdoors. In this course, photographer & educator Derrick Story details the art & the process of modern senior portraiture, from working with the subject & his or her parents to plan a shot list, to shooting indoors & out, to delivering the final shots. Along the way, he examines gear & workflow considerations, including lighting, sharing proofs, & post-processing.
Zoltán Kodály - The Peacock Variations, Boris Blacher - Paganini Variations, Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations (1997) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included Genre: Classical | Label: London/Decca | # 452 853-2 | Time: 01:07:41
"Celebrating his half-century as a Decca artist, as well as his eighty-fifth birthday, Sir Georg Solti here offers a nicely autobiographical collection of three sets of variations: the Peacock Variations of Kodaly representing his Hungarian roots, the lively Paganini Variations of Blacher a recognition of his years as German citizen, & finally a tribute to his unique Britishness in Elgar's Enigma Variations. The disc is also a tribute to the Vienna Philharmonic & Solti's special relationship with that orchestra, with whom he recorded these live performances in the Musikverein last April. You have only to compare this warmly expressive, subtly nuanced, & deeply felt account of the Elgar with Solti's earlier Chicago version of 1974 to appreciate not only the quality of this great Viennese orchestra, but the way in which Solti has mellowed over the last two decades."