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Julianne Baird, The Queen’s Chamber Band, Rudolph Palmer - Gluck: La Corona (2005) (Repost)

Julianne Baird, The Queen’s Chamber Band, Rudolph Palmer - Gluck: La Corona (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:51 | 497 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Albany Records | Catalog: TROY 791-792

It may seem surprising that this is the first complete recording of Gluck's one-act opera (or, as he called it, serenata teatrale) La corona (The Crown) after more than 240 years. The work was never performed during Gluck's lifetime; written for the name day of Francis I, husband of Habsburg empress Maria Theresa, it was rendered irrelevant by the dedicatee's death in 1765. The listener will discover soon enough why no one has thought to revive the work since then.

Gluck - La Corona (Rudolph Palmer) (2005)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at July 4, 2014
Gluck - La Corona (Rudolph Palmer) (2005)

Gluck - La Corona (Rudolph Palmer) (2005)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 469 MB
Label: Albany Records | Catalog N.: TROY 791-792 | TT: 106:51

Admirers of Gluck the reformer may be surprised by this thoroughly Baroque, extremely florid opera composed by him in 1765 (three years after Orfeo ed Euridice changed the landscape of opera forever). La corona , Gluck's setting of Metastasio's one-act azione teatrale (the master librettist's own term for a serenata with a plot), was commissioned by Queen Maria Theresa as a name-day gift for the emperor. Though is also styled an azione teatrale , the two operas could hardly be more different. Considering that La corona contains as treacherously difficult a collection of florid arias as can be found in any score of the period, it's hard to credit that it was created specifically to be sung by the three royal princesses; even the most adept prime donne of the period would have struggled to master its score. Due to the sudden death of the emperor, La corona was shelved and never performed in Gluck's lifetime. Atypically for a score of this quality and complexity, the composer mined relatively little of it for future works, with a notable exception in his transformation of the second part of the overture into the love duet in Paride ed Elena .

Gary Peacock/Ralph Towner - Oracle (1994) {ECM}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 19, 2017
Gary Peacock/Ralph Towner - Oracle (1994) {ECM}

Gary Peacock/Ralph Towner - Oracle (1994) {ECM}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 191 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 127 mb
Genre: jazz

ECM are the label responsible for the release of Oracle. This is a collaboration between Gary Peacock and Ralph Towner, who released it in 1994.
Olga Kurylenko by Ralph Wenig for Marie Claire April 2013

Olga Kurylenko - Ralph Wenig Photoshoot 2013
6 jpg | up to 1163*1500 | 1.65 MB
Ukrainian actress and model
Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets (2008)
Philip Glass - Bernard Herrmann - George Antheil - Ralph Evans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: Naxos | # 8.559354 | Time: 01:02:25

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal contribution to this endlessly re-inventive format. Ralph Evans is more familiar as a performer than composer. Finally completed in 1995, his First String Quartet is written in a non-derivative style, with tuneful melodies, lively counterpoint and piquant harmonies. Philip Glass has completed five mature quartets, his Second Quartet deriving from a theatrical presentation of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem Company. The self-styled ‘bad boy of American music’, George Antheil wrote three string quartets, the third of which is permeated by a folk-music ambience. Best remembered for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann had not released a concert work for 25 years when he wrote Echoes. Its title applies to the thematic connections unobtrusively linking the ten sections of this one-movement piece.

Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at June 26, 2017
Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale

Larry McShane, Dan Pearson, "Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale"
ISBN: 1250095875 | 2017 | EPUB | 272 pages | 11 MB
On Loving, Hating, and Living Well: The Public Psychoanalytic Lectures of Ralph R. Greenson

Robert A. Nemiroff, Alan Sugarman, Alvin Robbins, "On Loving, Hating, and Living Well: The Public Psychoanalytic Lectures of Ralph R. Greenson"
English | ISBN: 1782204628, 0823637905 | 2016 | 382 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Fotografie - Tolle Techniken für bessere Fotos: Autor Ralph Klein  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at June 15, 2017
Fotografie - Tolle Techniken für bessere Fotos: Autor Ralph Klein

Fotografie - Tolle Techniken für bessere Fotos: Autor Ralph Klein (German Edition) by Ralph Klein
German | 2017 | ASIN: B072KDYPNY | 65 Pages | AZW3 | 2.82 MB

Viele Hobby Fotografen legen schon nach kurzer Zeit die Kamera wieder in die Ecke. Das sollte nicht der Regelfall sein. Ich verspreche dir, dass Du nach dem Lesen dieses eBooks atemberaubende Fotos machst. Wenn Du diese Techniken richtig anwendest,

Golf's Iron Horse: The Astonishing, Record-Breaking Life of Ralph Kennedy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at June 13, 2017
Golf's Iron Horse: The Astonishing, Record-Breaking Life of Ralph Kennedy

Golf's Iron Horse: The Astonishing, Record-Breaking Life of Ralph Kennedy by John Sabino
English | February 7th, 2017 | ISBN: 1510713484, 1510713476 | 312 Pages | EPUB | 9.56 MB

So many works of golfing history focus on the greats: the best players, the most prestigious championships, the hardest courses, and the like. But most avid golfers are average players, relishing in the joy of the sport itself. In Golf's Iron Horse, celebrated golf writer John Sabino chronicles the previously untold story of Ralph Kennedy, a golf amateur whose love of the game set him on par to play more courses than anyone before.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Works, Volume 2 (1977) [Deluxe Edition 2017] (Official Digital Download 24/96)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Works, Volume 2 (1977/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 131:56 minutes | 2,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first super-groups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20. Works Volume 2 is ELP's sixth studio album, originally released as a single LP in 1977, which seemingly was a compilation of leftover tracks from other album sessions that had not made those albums. Now this album was expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit / High Definition formats from the original tapes. This Deluxe Edition expanded with the Live bonus tracks recorded on August 26, 1977 & previouly released in 1979 as "Works Live".