This specialty album is of particular interest for audiophiles and for anyone wishing to calibrate their precious sound system and speaker placement. This is a great Setup and Test recording, packed with expertly chosen music cuts, test tones, instrument resonances, stage perspectives, noises and a system burn-in track, in HD format, to help properly set up and enhance your system; a must have tool to help tweak your system for maximum performance.
Hirundo Maris is Latin for “sea swallow” and, like that bird’s flight, harpist Arianna Savall’s quintet – part early music ensemble, part folk group – drifts on musical currents between Norway and Catalonia, and adds its own songs, created on the wing. Savall and co-leader Petter Udland Johansen have shaped a band with a bright, glistening timbral blend, capped by Arianna’s ice-clear voice, well-equipped to address songs of the north and the south.
The one DVD you will both cherish and employ, no matter how or what you paint, David A. Leffel: Painting the Portrait, Lewis in Oil, presents the world renown artist David A. Leffel, in 1991, in his New York studio, after nearly 20 years of teaching at the Art Students League of New York, directly and confidently defining in words and in brush strokes what painting means to him.
See the creation of one of Palumbo’s “Postcard Nudes” from start to finish, complete with feature-length in-depth comentary from the artist and a picture-in-picture live view of his palette. Every step of the process is demonstrated and explained, from the initial drawing to photographing the finished artwork."