The baritone saxophone is seldom heard outside brass sections of big bands. As a solo instrument or as the only brass instrument in a band it is a real rarity and there is only one female baritone saxophonist who truly masters her instrument – Céline Bonacina. You might be surprised to see the petite Frenchwoman pick up an instrument that is almost the same size as her but, when she starts playing, the mésalliance becomes a symbiosis and the sound flows out without effort.
Styx was one of the titans of the hugely popular AOR movement – along with Boston, Foreigner, Journey, and REO Speedwagon – embraced by the U.S. mainstream in the late '70s and early '80s. The end of the Chicago-based band's peak period coincided with one of the most ambitious and notorious projects of the time, the 1983 concept album Kilroy Was Here…
Inner Engineering is an opportunity to engineer an inner transformation that deepens your perception of the very way you look at your life, your work, and the world you inhabit.
In his setting of Orlando (drawn from Tasso s Orlando furioso) Handel offers us a score of remarkable dramatic power, diversity and originality. Orlando s mad scene and his slumber aria are among the composer s most striking creations. Everything in the opera arouses admiration: the extremely varied scoring, the exuberant vocal writing, the rhythmic invention, and the supple melodies. Includes an essay on opera seria, or not so seria, by Baroque pioneer Jean-Claude Malgoire, himself.