Alessandro Scarlatti wrote over 600 cantatas, two of which are on this 1987 disc performed by soprano Lynne Dawson and the Purcell Quartet: Correa nel seno amato and Già lusingato appieno. He wrote considerably less keyboard music – and next to nothing compared with the gargantuan achievement of his son Domenico – one of which is on this disc performed by Robert Woolley, the harpsichordist of the Purcell Quartet: the Variations on La Folia. With the chamber cantatas flanking the keyboard variations, this disc is a wonderful program of the elder Scarlatti's art. Though there are some who might argue English soprano Dawson is perhaps too reserved for this repertoire, none would argue that she doesn't have a clear voice and a supple technique. And while there are others who might argue the Purcell Quartet is perhaps too stringent for the repertoire, none would argue they don't play together with consummate ease and they don't accompany Dawson with brilliant mastery. But there are few who would disparage Woolley's blindingly virtuosic and blazingly demonic La Folia Variations.
On 14 September, 2014, Jeff Lynne's ELO accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and backed by the Take That/Gary Barlow band, headlined BBC Radio 2s Festival In A Day in Londons famous Hyde Park. The show marked the first time in almost 30 years that ELO had performed on a festival state…
As the creative force behind Electric Light Orchestra and a singularly accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, Jeff Lynne is one of rock's most iconic–yet mysterious–figures.
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Lynne Robinson: Pilates for Beginners features the workout guru offering up a series of exercises designed to introduce the concept of Pilates to newcomers. The exercises include information on breathing, stretching, firming muscles, and relaxation. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi