Vivaldi’s Griselda, one of more than twenty operas, is based on a story retold in Boccaccio’s Il decamerone about the testing of Griselda’s patience and virtue by her royal husband through a series of cruel trials. The sense of drama that permeates many of Vivaldi’s more programmatic works, such as the Four Seasons, is very naturally carried over into his operas, especially with the use of so-called ‘simile’ arias, in which an emotional state is compared with various natural phenomena. Several very fine examples can be heard in Griselda, including Costanza’s extraordinary ‘Agitata da due venti’ in Act Two; the text compares love and duty with two contrary winds, and the setting is correspondingly wild, with fierce fioriture and wide leaps.
2008 digitally remastered two-fer from the Canadian power trio led by the exceptional guitar playing of Frank Marino. Mahogany Rush IV was originally released in 1976 and was the band's first album for Columbia. World Anthem followed one year later.
Mahogany Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band led by guitarist Frank Marino. The band had its peak of popularity in the 1970s, playing such venues as California Jam II together with bands such as Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and Heart. The band is perhaps best known for Marino's soaring lead guitar which bears a strong resemblance to the playing of Jimi Hendrix. Long term members of the band have included bassist Paul Harwood and drummer Jimmy Ayoub, and Frank's brother Vince on guitar; Frank Marino is the sole continuous member of the band. In the late 70's and onward, the group toured as Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush and at times is referred to simply as Frank Marino at certain shows, and on a couple of albums. Mahogany Rush IV is the fourth studio album by band Mahogany Rush.
Kevin’s 700-hectare private sanctuary has allowed him not only to help protect the highly endangered white lion, but to walk among them as part of the pride. Now, however, crippling financial problems have placed this safe haven’s future in jeopardy. Can a new film provide the cash boost that the park desperately needs?