5 Simple Online Business You Can Start With No Money

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If you’re at all interested in starting your own online business, there’s no time like the present. We live in a golden age of wealth. Thanks to the internet and smartphones, the amount of commerce being conducted online has experienced explosive growth.

The internet is the great equalizer. In business specifically, it has leveled the playing field. Anyone can start a money-making online business—anyone with a computer, that is. But here’s the thing: virtually no technical experience is needed. Today there are plenty of tools you can use to build an online business that makes the technical work a lot easier than it was in the past.

Let’s consider five of the top ways to start an online business and make money online with little or no cost at all.If you want to succeed at building your online empire. Take note.

1. Drop Shipping

The basic idea behind an online drop shipping business is that, as a small business owner, you don’t have to maintain a large inventory (or any inventory whatsoever) of products or handle any delivery to your customers.

That eliminates the financial cost and risk of having a warehouse full of stuff you might not sell, and the hassle of arranging to send orders all over the country or the world. In fact, you don’t have to manufacture or store any products at all.

The only thing you have to focus on is marketing and advertising to find the customers and make the sales. Once the sale is made the rest is handled by others. Your only cost is the expense of marketing and advertising to acquire a new customer.

Once that is done, you’ll work with a company that specializes in drop shipping. Here’s how it works:

  • You list products for sale on your website or a platform like Amazon, eBay, or Shopify.
  • When one of your customers makes a purchase, you purchase the product from a third-party company (the drop shipper, usually a manufacturer or wholesaler) for a lower price. This process is as simple as forwarding the order from your customer, a process that can actually be completely automated. (Remember you don’t have any risk here of buying inventory because the sale has already been made).
  • Your drop shipper then sends the product to the customer.

Easy enough, right? With drop shipping, you can offer a wide range of products, so the operating expenses for your business are super low.

As you can see there is no risk on your part because you don’t even purchase the product (at cost) until the actual sale is made!

Cons For Drop Shipping

What are the downsides to the drop shipping business model? You have to find a reputable drop shipper you can count on to deliver to your customers. If an order is late or doesn’t go out—or a product is of poor quality—you get blamed, as your company is the one representing the product and customer experience.

Also, because this market is so competitive, the margins—that is, the difference between the wholesale price and how much you can sell a product for—are lower, so this will be a high-volume type business to generate a serious income. But still, it is a worthwhile low or no-cost startup option.

One way to stand out from the competition with a drop shipping business is to private label your products. This simply means you put your own label or brand on the products that the manufacturer is creating. That way you’re not selling the same product brand and just competing on price; rather you can use your own brand and face less competition.

Think about when you’re looking at medicine at the pharmacy; the brand names sell for higher prices and people think they are different from the generic brands even though the ingredients are exactly the same. Consider these important factors when looking for a good drop shipping product.

2. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is somewhat similar to drop shipping but with some key differences. With this e-commerce model, you again don’t maintain an inventory of your own products, and you don’t have to worry about shipping products to customers.

Related: What is Affiliate Marketing?

Basically, you pick a profitable niche for your online business, and then you find an affiliate partner who has products available in that niche. Some of the most popular affiliate sites are Clickbank.com, Amazon.com, and CJ Affiliate by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction). Between them, they offer just about any digital information product (like ebooks, audio files, video files) or physical product you can think of. Many big name companies and brands like Wal-Mart and Home Depot run their own affiliate programs.

Related: The Best Affiliate Marketing Programs To Join

With affiliate marketing, you offer the products for sale, for example, on your blog or e-commerce website. Each product has a unique link that tracks back to your account with your affiliate partner. A prospect who clicks on the link is taken to your partner’s shopping cart for checkout. Once they buy, that purchase is recorded and you receive a commission.

Commission amounts vary depending on the affiliate partner, but is generally 5 percent to 25 percent, or 50 percent or more with digital information products.

As you can see, there’s little risk on your part and virtually no investment needed either. Just like with drop shipping your only costs will be marketing and advertising to drive traffic and generate the sale.

The key difference between this and drop shipping is that the business model is even more hands off. All you have to do is provide a link for the customer to click on and the merchant handles everything; billing, order fulfillment, customer service, etc.

All you have to do is handle the marketing to get your prospects to buy (through social media, email marketing, blogging, or whatever method you choose). But after they click the affiliate link, it’s out of your hands. You don’t have to ship products or handle any customer service questions. And you certainly don’t have to maintain an inventory.

All you have to do is focus on paid and free ways to market your online business. Affiliate marketing really is one of the most “hand-off” types of online businesses you can start.

Affiliate Marketing Cons

  • You’re responsible for driving web traffic to the affiliate link (no traffic means no money)
  • May need to spend money on advertising and marketing

3. Blogging

If you have the expertise or a passion or interest for a subject, you’re ready to start making money with a blog. With a service like Blogger (www.blogger.com), you can start up your blog totally free. You can also create your own site and secure your own hosting for a low price, which is generally the route I recommend, as many free blogging sites have restrictions on what you can say or do, including making money or advertising.

Related: How to create a wordpress blog

You may think blogging is all about writing. And it can be if that’s what you want to do. But written blog posts are just the start. You can post photos, videos, and links to other sites, you can even repost news and other articles… anything is game, really, as long as it relates to your niche.

The key is that you want to post original content that is useful to your target audience and to post on a regular basis. That is the best way to get ranked in the search engines and to also get your audience to take action.

What sort of content should you provide? Anything that is engaging to your prospect. How-to topics, top-10 lists, commentary on trends in your niche, tips and tricks articles—basically, you need to provide useful content. There’s no shortage of ideas for your blog.

You can make money in a variety of ways with an online business blog.

Google AdSense.
Have you ever been to a website and seen an ad on it? Chances are it was an ad being run through the Google advertising network.

These pay-per-click ads appear on your blog. Every time somebody clicks on an ad (which is supposed to be about a subject related to your niche), you make a few cents or more. Small amounts each time, but it adds up. This is extremely hands-off. You just need to get a code from Google, place it on your website – and the ads will automatically appear on your blog.

Google will only show ads that are relevant to your blog so it’s a good experience for your visitors and maximizes the number of clicks you get, meaning more income.

Blog ad networks.
You can also work with ad networks other than Google, like Blogads, and run banner ads on your blog. Same as Google Adsense ads, you place the code once on your website and when your visitors click on the ads then you get paid. In addition to banner ads, you can also run video ads on your site.

In many cases you can make more money with blog ad networks, but they tend to only work with blogs that are getting tens of thousands of visitors a month or more; as opposed to Google Ads where you can start right away regardless of the amount of traffic you get.

N/B: At a minimum try to aim for one new post, video, or other forms of content a week. You could start a blog in less than an hour. But it takes time to make money as you build readership, and only a small percentage of those folks end up buying your products.

Blogging Cons

  • May take a long time to begin making money
  • Creating and posting content can be time-consuming

4. Online Video

Have you watched a YouTube video lately? Of course you have! This is one of the world’s most popular websites, with more than 2 billion users watching hundreds of millions of hours of video each day.

You can leverage YouTube’s reach to make money online. No, you’re not trying to create a viral video, so to speak, although if it does go worldwide and is seen by millions, that’s a good thing.

Instead, you’ll be following a proven strategy for maximizing views of multiple videos on a regular basis. You’ll be creating useful content—something engaging that people want to watch. And it works in many, many different niches. It could be a how-to video or a talking-head video on a topic of interest for people in your niche—the sky is the limit.

You make money with ad revenue. Your first step is to create a YouTube account and start uploading videos. Then you enable monetization on your YouTube settings. Basically, this gives Google the go-ahead to include short AdSense ads with your videos, which you’ve seen if you’ve watched a YouTube video. When viewers click on those ads, you get paid.

Another opportunity to make money with a YouTube channel is through paid sponsorships. Build a large enough following and companies will be more than happy to pay you to promote or mention their products and services in your videos.

Some tips to create professional-looking videos (no expensive pro equipment needed):

  • You can use your smartphone or a simple video camera. But make sure the lighting is good so that everything in your video is clear and easy to see.
  • Make sure the audio is clear. You don’t want an air conditioning hum, construction noise, or other distractions.
    Use simple editing software like iMovie to put titles at the beginning of the video and to edit out any flubs.
  • Above all, remember that your videos can be simple and don’t have to be slick. Just provide useful content and be engaging and interesting. Funny helps, too.

And to extend the reach of your videos, be sure to post them on your Facebook business page, Twitter, your blog, and other channels. Let people know you’re in the video business now.

In addition to ad revenue from YouTube videos, you can also use your YouTube channel to drive traffic back to your website, where visitors can read your product reviews, click on the ads on your website, or even get onto your email subscriber list—where you can make multiple sales with your email list.

Online Video Cons

  • Creating and posting videos can be time-consuming
  • It may take a while to begin making revenue

5. Information Products

When you have an internet business, it doesn’t have to be about selling physical products. In fact, digital information products are one of the easiest and quickest ways to make money.

There’s no shortage of ways to create information products, but the most popular formats include:

  • Audio: a recorded teleconference, interview, course, or some other spoken-word product
  • Video: a recorded webinar, a how-to, an interview
  • Text: an ebook, an instruction booklet of some sort, a travel guide
    In each of these categories, you can really get creative and make any type and format of content, as long as it’s engaging and useful.

No matter which way you do it, it’s passive income — money you earn while you sleep because you put these products up for sale on your website and a customer can buy and download them any time of day or night, automatically. All you have to do is check the sales periodically to see what topics or types of products are selling best so you can make more of those.

Information Products Cons

  • Creating a product takes some upfront work and time
  • You may need to invest some money initially

Parting Shot

The trick with any online business is to make sure you’re in a profitable niche market. So be sure to keep an eye on trends, check out bestseller lists on sites like Amazon, and consider what people are discussing on social media.

Take Home: One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to restrict yourself to just one of these e-commerce opportunities.

Start out with one and get it going. Then add new revenue streams as you’re able. That will grow your income and ensure that you have something to fall back on should one business start going south.

10 Steps to Make Money With Online Courses

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Making your online course ready for sales can take up a considerable amount of
time, but with the right plan and a visually-promising platform, you can sell
and make money with just about any online course on the spot.

A great online course, created with passion and packed with valuable professional,
life- or recreational skills, can be life-changing for its consumers. As a digital product it brings prestige to its author – who is no longer a mere seller, but elevated into the role of a teacher. And of course (pun intended), selling a great course can be profitable too.

Like all other money-making ventures, your success depends on the need or desire for your course, and your ability to attract your target market. It’s worth putting the time into keyword and trend research to focus on what’s trending now and what people want to buy.

It can be a challenge to correctly price your course to maximize your income while still making it affordable for students. This part takes some trial and error and also involves looking at comparable online courses and getting an estimate of the market’s going rate vs. the amount you want to charge.

How to Create an Online Course that Sells

If you’re ready to delve into the world of online teaching, follow the steps below.

1. Choose a Course Topic

Make a list of things you know about the course. Perhaps it’s something your friends and family ask you for help on. Maybe it’s a skill related to your job (i.e., how to blog, take weddng photos or how to be productive working at home). Do you have a hobby you can teach others about, such as computer programming for beginners or how to improve your online marketing skills?

For better effectiveness, you will need to create a title that catches the attention of the learners but also one that works well in terms of SEO.

If you are clueless in topic creation or just wondering how to begin, this short handy
checklist can help you out:

  • Start with keyword phrases: Your keywords can be easily found through a search engine and directly inform target learners what your courses and business are all about.
  • Specify your audience: You need to decide what your course is referring to but
    at the same time you should be careful not to narrow it down too much.
  • Focus on key benefits: Try to share enough information to present the key benefits your course offers rather than telling your audience what it is about.
  • Keep it short and memorable: Make sure your title is easy to remember, so that people can spread the word easily.
  • Make it look as good as it sounds: Say it out loud as many times as possible
    to make sure you don’t stumble. If it sounds good then it most probably is.
  • Use keyword research tools: With the help of such tools you can generate
    plenty of keywords to use for your course and blog titles that will also play an important role on SEO related purposes.

2. Do Market Research

You don’t want to spend a lot of time creating a course that no one will buy. Many people might want to know about your topic, but the question is; are they willing to pay to learn it? Before you invest time in your course, research who the best buyer for it would be, and whether or not they’re ready, willing and able to buy it.

3. Outline Your Course

If you’ve determined there is a market willing to buy your course, the next step is in determining what you’ll put in the course. By the nature of a course, the content you provide should go deep into the topic and cover all important aspects. A course isn’t like a blog post, which often just skims the surface.

To help organize your course, think in terms of modules and lessons. A module would be the overall subtopic, with the lessons providing the details of that subject. For example, if you have a course on starting a blogging business, you might have a module on business blog plans. Your lessons in that module would include “How to determine your audience” and “How to identify your target market.”

4. Decide the Best Methods to Deliver Your Lessons

There is an expectation that online courses will offer a variety of teaching methods, such as text, video, worksheets, checklists, infographics, audio, and anything else that delivers information.

The trick is in determining what format is best for what you’re trying to teach. In some cases, you might offer two methods for one lesson. For example, if you were teaching a course on how to use Quickbooks, you might have both a step-by-step text instruction and a video tutorial on how to install and set up the software.

5. Create Your Lessons

It is the most time-consuming aspect of creating an online course. Consider creating a logo or a color theme that appears in all lesson content. Proofread your text lessons and watch your videos to make sure there are no errors or glitches.

6. Determine How You’ll Sell Your Lesson

For the most control, create a website to host and deliver your lesson. There are membership site scripts and WordPress plugins that can help you set up a system for selling and delivering your course.

For faster, less technical effort, you can use our online course platform or Learnworlds Pay from these sites varies, it all depends on how the sale was generated.

The benefit to these resources is that you simply upload your course and the sites take care of selling it to their members/market, including payment processing. The downside is that they own the market and platform. Plus, you’re competing with other course providers, which can mean the need to reduce the price of your course to compete.

7. Load Your Course Online

Once you’ve picked your platform, upload your course. If the platform allows you to customize your course, such as adding a logo or color scheme, add them. It will help you create your unique brand.

8. Market Your Course

Regardless of your platform, you need to promote your course. Start by creating a marketing plan that includes who your market is, where you can find them, and how you can entice them to check out your course. Great course marketing options include social media, PPC advertising, such as Facebook ads, and article marketing. There are many other free and low-cost marketing options as well.

9. Keep Your Course Information Up-to-Date

Every few months or so, check that your course information is current and relevant. Outdated information doesn’t help your students and can lead to bad reviews. Don’t forget to check and fix any broken links to resources.

10. Review and Repeat

There’s no rule that you have to stick with one course. If there are other courses you can teach related to your initial course, create those. You can then refer your students to these other courses. For example, if you offer a course on how to write a mystery, you can add a course on how to publish a book and/or how to market a book. You can also create new courses in completely different areas.

Creating and selling online courses can be quite lucrative if you’re able to provide a great course and reach your target marketing. Plus, with easier to use and more affordable resources to host your course, there’s no reason to avoid becoming an online instructor. While it can take time to create all the lessons in your course, once uploaded, it can become a profitable source of passive income to your existing business or as a business all on its own.

Selling Online Courses from Your own Website

Now, in order to sell your course, you will need to setup the online course platform and make it sales-ready. At this point you need to be reminded that a very important factor in all your marketing efforts is your personal brand.

  1. Create a Winning Landing Page – A landing page is your first point of contact with your customers and serves as the ‘homepage’ of your online academy. Since this is essentially your welcoming page you want it to be as attractive as possible and make potential customers fall in love with your business at first sight. When implemented right, you can collect precious leads and then convert these into your students.
  2. Visual Presentation – In this quest, you will have to supplement your landing and sales pages with interactive images, clips or videos that will entice potential customers and make them want to find out more in terms of what you are offering.
    • Use of Images – In order to make your online school more attractive, you can include images from your courses such as screenshots, photos from your course-workbook and your sales page. Your images should also be in high resolution so that they look professional and more visually-appealing.
    • Create Videos That Sell – Creating a promotional video for your sales page improves the quality of the customer experience and has the potential to increases your sales. A single video from YouTube or any other video hosting service can makes your site more searchable in the online world
      and maximises your reach. To get it right though, you will need to come up with a nice title, description, tags and some social media exposure to begin with.
  3. Adding Credibility with author bios and student testimonials – Author bios are a powerful marketing tool and have a proven record of success in the market. Just think about the kind of impact they make on LinkedIn – the top networking
    professional platform, job candidates use to get found for a job. Students also are more likely to trust other students since their opinion is more valuable than yours. What you should be aiming at is creating a professional image about yourself through the words and experience of those who are already your customers. Student testimonials, feedback reviews and quotes can draw in as many people as a promotional video can do.

Conclusion

Several new online course platforms are available to make setting up and selling your course easier than ever. Additionally, due to continually advancing technology, many of the tools and equipment needed to create a course are very simple to use, with professional-quality results.

You can create courses to sell as an addition to your existing business. For example, if you’re a blogger, you can offer a course that delves deeper into something specific in your blog’s topic area. If you offer a service, you can design and offer an online course for people who would rather learn and do the work on their own instead of hiring you.

Quality online courses usually offer students a variety of content delivery methods such as text and video, which can take time to create. Users expect to be able to have the course in a format to access on their phone or laptop, with video and audio files so they can watch or listen on their daily commute.

Like all other money-making ventures, your success depends on the need or desire for your course, and your ability to attract your target market. It’s worth putting the time into keyword and trend research to focus on what’s trending now and what people want to buy.

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Keep your drink cold for up to 10 hours during the hottest of summer days with the Thermos Stainless Vacuum Insulated Can Insulator . This beverage holder has a durable stainless steel interior and exterior with a sweat-proof design, so you don't have to worry about water rings or freezing your hands. Its compact design with rubber grip is comfortable and easy to hold, and the non-slip base keeps your beverage in place. Sized to fit most automobile cup holders, the Thermos Can Insulator is ideal for road trips and long commutes. Set of...
Keep your drink cold for up to 10 hours during the hottest of summer days with the Thermos Stainless Vacuum Insulated Can Insulator. This beverage holder has a durable stainless steel interior and exterior with a sweat-proof design, so you don't have to worry about water rings or freezing your hands. Its compact design with rubber grip is comfortable and easy to hold, and the non-slip base keeps your beverage in place. Sized to fit most automobile cup holders, the Thermos Can Insulator is ideal for road trips and long commutes. Set of 4 in lime, blue, red, and black. Makes a great gift!
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imageLock Laces - Elastic No-Tie Shoelaces (One Size Fits All)— $10.49 (Save 4%!)
Turn any pair of lace-up tennis shoes into slip-on sneakers with the original Lock Laces. These patented elastic laces conform to your foot for a custom fit, while added compression reduces discomfort. Lock Laces contain durable six-strand fibers that can stretch up to 72 inches. Easy, adjustable tension lets you dial in the tightness for extra support before a walk or loosen up to give your feet room to breathe. Each pair of these one-size-fits-all laces are suitable for lacing up one pair of shoes. Guaranteed to last the life of...
Turn any pair of lace-up tennis shoes into slip-on sneakers with the original Lock Laces. These patented elastic laces conform to your foot for a custom fit, while added compression reduces discomfort. Lock Laces contain durable six-strand fibers that can stretch up to 72 inches. Easy, adjustable tension lets you dial in the tightness for extra support before a walk or loosen up to give your feet room to breathe. Each pair of these one-size-fits-all laces are suitable for lacing up one pair of shoes. Guaranteed to last the life of one pair of lace up tennis shoes, Lock Laces make a great gift for seniors suffering from arthritis or other disabilities, children, runners of all ages, and casual users! Available in black, brown, cool gray, green apple, navy blue, hot pink, neon yellow, orange, purple, red, royal blue, or white.
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imageSelf-Balancing Hoverboard w/Bluetooth Speaker and LED Lights (UL2272 Certified)— $245.00 (Save 1%!)
Hit the pavement in style with the self-balancing Hoverboard, featuring a Bluetooth Speaker and attention-getting LED Lights. The board features 6.5-inch alloy wheels, performance tires, a comfortable ergonomic design, and non-slip footpads that let you effortlessly glide through corners with full and precise control and a super smooth ride! Fun for the whole family, this Hoverboard is also UL2272 Certified, meeting the worldwide safety standard for products in this category. A great gift for kids of all ages! Available in a variety...
Hit the pavement in style with the self-balancing Hoverboard, featuring a Bluetooth Speaker and attention-getting LED Lights. The board features 6.5-inch alloy wheels, performance tires, a comfortable ergonomic design, and non-slip footpads that let you effortlessly glide through corners with full and precise control and a super smooth ride! Fun for the whole family, this Hoverboard is also UL2272 Certified, meeting the worldwide safety standard for products in this category. A great gift for kids of all ages! Available in a variety of colors. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: * Max loading: 264 lbs./120 kg * Max Speed: about
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imageGoPro HERO7 Waterproof Digital Action Camera— $205.75 (Save 2%!)
Whether you're mountain climbing, scuba diving, cave exploring, or just sitting around the campfire, site seeing on vacation, or celebrating a birthday at the local park, the GoPro 7 Waterproof Digital Action Camera won't let you down! Featuring voice control, an easy to use touch screen, 4K HD Video, 10MP photos resolution, and live streaming stabilization, the HERO7 makes sure you won't miss a moment of the action. Includes a 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter for easy video and photo transfers to your computer, smart phone, and...
Whether you're mountain climbing, scuba diving, cave exploring, or just sitting around the campfire, site seeing on vacation, or celebrating a birthday at the local park, the GoPro 7 Waterproof Digital Action Camera won't let you down! Featuring voice control, an easy to use touch screen, 4K HD Video, 10MP photos resolution, and live streaming stabilization, the HERO7 makes sure you won't miss a moment of the action. Includes a 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter for easy video and photo transfers to your computer, smart phone, and other devices. Makes a great gift! PRODUCT FEATURES: * 4K30 VIDEO: Get stunning 4K video that's as amazing as the moment itself. You can also shoot time-lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments. * RUGGED & WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can't capture with your phone. GoPro HERO7 is tough, tiny, and totally waterproof and up for any adventure. * INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREENS: With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it's easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap. * VOICE CONTROL: Stay in the moment. Control your HERO7 Silver hands free with voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording.
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imageSoma Double Wall Glass Tea and Coffee Cold Brew 12 oz. Bottle— $39.25 (Save 1%!)
Get hydrated and caffeinated at home and on the go with this handy Soma Double Wall Glass Tea and Coffee Cold Brew 12 oz. Bottle . Designed to conveniently provide the highest quality coffee and tea, the Soma bottle keeps your coffee hot and your hands comfortable. Its patent-pending stainless steel filter provides a balanced taste with no sediment, while the flip top lid is completely leak proof and provides for a perfect flow rate, hot or cold. Just pour hot water over ground coffee or loose tea, put the lid on, and go. Or, store in...
Get hydrated and caffeinated at home and on the go with this handy Soma Double Wall Glass Tea and Coffee Cold Brew 12 oz. Bottle. Designed to conveniently provide the highest quality coffee and tea, the Soma bottle keeps your coffee hot and your hands comfortable. Its patent-pending stainless steel filter provides a balanced taste with no sediment, while the flip top lid is completely leak proof and provides for a perfect flow rate, hot or cold. Just pour hot water over ground coffee or loose tea, put the lid on, and go. Or, store in the fridge overnight for a tasty cold coffee or tea brew to start off your day. A great sustainable alternative to coffee pods and disposable coffee cups. Dishwasher safe. Makes a great gift for the everyday coffee drinker or coffee connoisseur! SPECIFICATIONS: * Capacity: 12 Ounce * Bottle Material: Borosilicate glass * Filter Material: Stainless steel * Lid Material: Tritan * Dimensions: 2.8" W x 9.1" H x 2.8" D
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imageAstroAI Digital Tire Pressure Gauge (silver)— $10.39 (Save 20%!)
The AstroAI Digital Tire Pressure Gauge helps you maintain correct tire pressure, reduce tire wear, and extend tire life. A backlit 8.3 x 4-inch LCD display and lighted nozzle provide visibility in dimly light areas, and the accurate and easy-to-read digits help you easily measure your vehicle's tire pressure. The gauge's nozzle easily forms a seal with the valve stem on standard valves, giving you quick and accurate readings in 0.5 increments in your choice of 4 settings for 0-150PSI / 0-10Bar / 0-10Kgf/cm² or 0-1000KPA. Ideal...
The AstroAI Digital Tire Pressure Gauge helps you maintain correct tire pressure, reduce tire wear, and extend tire life. A backlit 8.3 x 4-inch LCD display and lighted nozzle provide visibility in dimly light areas, and the accurate and easy-to-read digits help you easily measure your vehicle's tire pressure. The gauge's nozzle easily forms a seal with the valve stem on standard valves, giving you quick and accurate readings in 0.5 increments in your choice of 4 settings for 0-150PSI / 0-10Bar / 0-10Kgf/cm² or 0-1000KPA. Ideal for tires on cars, trucks, motocycles, bicycles, etc., the AstroAI has a comfortable ergonomic design and non-slip texture and is super easy to use. Simply press "ON/UNIT/OFF" button to turn it on, select the range, and take the pressure reading. The gauge automatically shuts off in 30-40 seconds to prolong the 3V Lithium Coin Cell life.
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imageSolomark Night Vision Monocular— $137.50 (Save 3%!)
Let the Solomark Night Vision Monocular guide you through the darkest environments. Ideal for surveillance, hunting, wildlife observation, cave exploration, and night fishing and boating, the Solomark is a must-have for any nighttime activity. With multi-coated glass objectives, a high sensitivity sensor, integrated color LCD-Screen and 3 level IR LED illuminator, these night vision monoculars let you view up to 328ft/100m around your position. You can take photos and videos at any time, then use the AV and USB functions to easily...
Let the Solomark Night Vision Monocular guide you through the darkest environments. Ideal for surveillance, hunting, wildlife observation, cave exploration, and night fishing and boating, the Solomark is a must-have for any nighttime activity. With multi-coated glass objectives, a high sensitivity sensor, integrated color LCD-Screen and 3 level IR LED illuminator, these night vision monoculars let you view up to 328ft/100m around your position. You can take photos and videos at any time, then use the AV and USB functions to easily share them via television or transfer your files to a computer for secure storage. The Monocular can be mounted on a tripod for motion free and hands free use. A rubber, non-friction surface helps prevent the Monocular slipping out of pockets, bags, hands. Includes a neck strap and soft carrying case for convenient travel. Requires 4xAA batteries (not included). PRODUCT FEATURES: * Low light sensitivity: Even without its IR illuminator on, the night vision can deliver a usable image in very dim conditions. Unlike some other so-called enhanced night visions, The Solomark features real night vision technology. * Video and image function: Take photos and videos at any time, record more true-to-life details. (1G micro-SD card inside). * Illumination Flexibility: Vary the amount of IR illumination by 7 levels and obtain a proper brightness of the image. * Zoom control: Vary the size of the image by 1X, 1.3X, 1.6X, 2X. * Compact Size:LWH:5.8in x 4in x 1.85in; Net Weight: 11.5oz. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: * Sensitivity of sensor: 6.8V/ Lux.sec * Image and Video resolution: 640*480 * Screen resolution: 320*240 * Field of view: 14-degree field of view. * Detection distance: 300 m (vehicle) / 100 m (man) * Storage of picture and movie: To support 1GB~32GB SD card * Working life of battery:5 hours * Power supply:AA battery X 4 (not included) In the box: Solomark Night Vision Monocular 4GB micro SD card mini USB cable AV cable neck strap soft carrying case
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image5-Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set — $52.95 (Save 18%!)
Transform from mere backyard cook to celebrated grill master this heavy duty 5-Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set ! You'll get a 3-in-1 spatula with a handy cutting edge and built-in bottle opener, sure-grip tongs, fork, basting brush, and a grill brush with brass bristles that can handle the toughest baked-on grime and keep your grill clean and ready for the next great BBQ! The tool set also features tough, stainless steel heads and durable plastic handles with metal loops for convenient storage. BBQ Set Dimensions: *...
Transform from mere backyard cook to celebrated grill master this heavy duty 5-Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set! You'll get a 3-in-1 spatula with a handy cutting edge and built-in bottle opener, sure-grip tongs, fork, basting brush, and a grill brush with brass bristles that can handle the toughest baked-on grime and keep your grill clean and ready for the next great BBQ! The tool set also features tough, stainless steel heads and durable plastic handles with metal loops for convenient storage. BBQ Set Dimensions: * Spatula--8.8cm wide x 20.3cm long * Fork--2.8cm wide x 17.9cm long * Tong--2.5cm wide x 20.0cm long * Basting Brush--3.6cm wide x 16.0cm long * Grill Brush--6.1cm wide head x 9.4cm long NOTE: Actual brand may vary
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imageMinipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine— $52.95 (Save 5%!)
Enjoy great espresso with ease! The Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine is your best choice to savor all the varieties of ground coffee and enjoy an authentic espresso wherever you are and whenever you want. Compact, lightweight and sturdy, the Minipresso GR is simple to use, manually operated—no need for batteries or electricity—and doesn't require boiling water, making it ideal for great espresso on the go! Just add ground coffee to the filter basket using the built-in pod. Apply a slight pressure to level the grind. Add very...
Enjoy great espresso with ease! The Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine is your best choice to savor all the varieties of ground coffee and enjoy an authentic espresso wherever you are and whenever you want. Compact, lightweight and sturdy, the Minipresso GR is simple to use, manually operated—no need for batteries or electricity—and doesn't require boiling water, making it ideal for great espresso on the go! Just add ground coffee to the filter basket using the built-in pod. Apply a slight pressure to level the grind. Add very hot water to the water tank and unlock the piston from its transport position. Finally, pump several times to pressurize and extract perfect espresso with generous crema. A great gift for the coffee lover in your life. SPECIFICATIONS: * Dimension: 175x70x60 mm / 6.89x2.75x2.36 in * Weight: 360 g / 0.8 lbs * Water capacity: 70 ml / 2.35 oz * Ground capacity: 8 g / 0.28 oz * Average pressure: 8 bar / 116 psi * Compatibility: All varieties of ground coffee * Built-in espresso cup and scoop
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imageIndoor Golf Practice Net— $52.87 (Save 8%!)
The rain may be falling, but you could still be practicing your golf swing from comfort of your home with this Indoor Golf Practice Net . Made from durable polyester with tough 11MM glass fiber rods for support, the practice net measures an ample 2 meters wide and 1.4 meters tall. There's even a bullseye to help you perfect your aim. Available in black or green. A GREAT gift for the golf lover! NOTE: Actual brand may vary
The rain may be falling, but you could still be practicing your golf swing from comfort of your home with this Indoor Golf Practice Net. Made from durable polyester with tough 11MM glass fiber rods for support, the practice net measures an ample 2 meters wide and 1.4 meters tall. There's even a bullseye to help you perfect your aim. Available in black or green. A GREAT gift for the golf lover! NOTE: Actual brand may vary
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imageTravel Laptop Backpack— $48.99 (Save 28%!)
Keep your computer, tablet, and other electronics safe and secure while you're on the go with the Tzowla Travel Laptop Backpack . Featuring a USB interface with built-in cable design, the travel backback lets you conveniently charge your electronic devices via a power bank and use your headphone for hands-free listening to audio and music. A fixed password lock, hidden theft proof pocket, and durable metal zippers help protect your valuables from theft; and multiple divider pockets hold journals, smartphones, wallets, pens, pencils,...
Keep your computer, tablet, and other electronics safe and secure while you're on the go with the Tzowla Travel Laptop Backpack. Featuring a USB interface with built-in cable design, the travel backback lets you conveniently charge your electronic devices via a power bank and use your headphone for hands-free listening to audio and music. A fixed password lock, hidden theft proof pocket, and durable metal zippers help protect your valuables from theft; and multiple divider pockets hold journals, smartphones, wallets, pens, pencils, thumb drives, and other miscellaneous items. Made from high quality polyester fabric material and practical luggage strap design, the 19.29x 11.8 x 5.43 inch backpack is roomy enough to hold a 15.6-inch laptop and lots of other valuables. A wide padded shoulder strap and built-in keyring design makes it ideal for comfortable daily use, whether on the road, at school, or going to and from work. Available in Flower, Flowerleaf, and Grey
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imageObuby Walkie Talkies with Backlit LCD Flashlight— $33.99 (Save 5%!)
Great for kids of all ages, the Obuby Walkie Talkies with Backlit LCD Flashlight are a fun way to bridge the distance between parents and kids. These Walkie Talkies deliver crisp and smooth sound quality and support 2-way communication from 0.5 mile to 3 miles away on 22 secure channels. An auto squelch, anti-interference function mutes background noise so you can talk and hear clearly even in crowded places, while an upgraded Voice Activation (VOX) function allows you to communicate when your hands are busy. You can also broadcast to...
Great for kids of all ages, the Obuby Walkie Talkies with Backlit LCD Flashlight are a fun way to bridge the distance between parents and kids. These Walkie Talkies deliver crisp and smooth sound quality and support 2-way communication from 0.5 mile to 3 miles away on 22 secure channels. An auto squelch, anti-interference function mutes background noise so you can talk and hear clearly even in crowded places, while an upgraded Voice Activation (VOX) function allows you to communicate when your hands are busy. You can also broadcast to multiple units at once. Designed for small hands and young minds, the lightweight Obuby Walkie Talkies/b> feature simple instructions and clear, easy-push buttons. An LCD Backlight Display shows channels, volume, button lock, battery status and more. And the built-in flashlight is perfect for summer nighttime play, emergencies, and other low-light or after-dark tasks. Perfect for parties, camping, hiking, at the playground or park, playing hide-and-seek, on vacation, shopping, and more. Makes a perfect gift! Available in the following color schemes: * Blue & Pink & Yellow * Green & Blue & Yellow * Blue & Pink & Green SPECIFICATIONS: * Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 inches * Item Weight: 9.4 ounces * Each channel with 38 privacy codes * VOX hands-free communication * Built-in flashlight * 10 Call tones * Auto squelch * Keypad tones * Keypdad lock * Backlit display * Talk Confirmation Tone * Roger Beep On/Off * Battery: 4 x AAA * Transmission: =< 500mW ERP * Modulation Type: FM - F3E
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image★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Beginner Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit (black)— $62.55 (Save 1%!)
Jam out in style with a Beginner Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit that's perfect for aspiring musicians. With an all-wood body, rosewood fretboard, steel strings, and a classical guitar shape, this guitar produces a bright sound with every strum. The set comes with everything you need to start creating beautiful music, including a pick, digital...
Jam out in style with a Beginner Acoustic Guitar Starter Kit that's perfect for aspiring musicians. With an all-wood body, rosewood fretboard, steel strings, and a classical guitar shape, this guitar produces a bright sound with every strum. The set comes with everything you need to start creating beautiful music, including a pick, digital tuner, pitch pipe, shoulder strap, an extra set of strings, and even a nylon case so you can play on the go! Makes a great gift! * 38-INCH ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Right-handed guitar delivers a full-bodied sound with its all-wood design, 19 frets, steel strings, and an attractive finish. * ULTIMATE STARTER KIT: Perfect for beginner guitarists, it includes a guitar pick, shoulder strap, pitch pipe, digital tuner, and an extra set of 6 strings. * HIGH-QUALITY SOUND: The classical guitar body and user-friendly fretboard help to create a bright sound that both beginning and experienced musicians can enjoy. * CARRYING CASE INCLUDED: Take your show on the road, as this guitar comes with a nylon carrying case that allows for easy storage and portability. * OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 38"(L) x 3.25"(W) x 14"(H) In the box: * Guitar * Case * Pitch pipe * Guitar pick * Shoulder strap * Digital tuner * Replacement strings
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image★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Customized Controller Foldable Mobile Phone Clip— $10.50 (Save 12%!)
Quickly boost your smartphone gaming to a higher, funner level with this Customized Controller Foldable Mobile Phone Cli . Featuring a perfect fit for Microsoft Xbox One/Xbox One S/Xbox One X, and Steel series Nimbus Wireless Controllers, the clip easily connects your controller and smartphone without any tools needed. The clip's telescopic...
Quickly boost your smartphone gaming to a higher, funner level with this Customized Controller Foldable Mobile Phone Cli. Featuring a perfect fit for Microsoft Xbox One/Xbox One S/Xbox One X, and Steel series Nimbus Wireless Controllers, the clip easily connects your controller and smartphone without any tools needed. The clip's telescopic design supports mobile phones with widths up to 3.5 inches and a 160-degree adjustable viewing angle. Small and foldable, this clip fits nicely in your pocket, bag, or suitcase for a better gaming experience wherever you go. Includes two free rainbow thumb grips. NOTE: Xbox wireless controller and mobile phone are not included.
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image★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ 3D Smartphone Screen Magnifier— $17.98 (Save 9%!)
Save your tired eyes with the 3D Smartphone Screen Magnifier . Perfect for watching movies and reading text from your phone, the 12-inch 3D Smartphone Screen magnifies the phone screen 2 to 4 times, helping reduce discomfort, eye strain, and visual fatigue often caused by long-term focus on a small screen. Featuring a rotating folding design,...
Save your tired eyes with the 3D Smartphone Screen Magnifier. Perfect for watching movies and reading text from your phone, the 12-inch 3D Smartphone Screen magnifies the phone screen 2 to 4 times, helping reduce discomfort, eye strain, and visual fatigue often caused by long-term focus on a small screen. Featuring a rotating folding design, the magnifier works with all smartphones and super slim when folded for easy storage in a purse, suitcase, or carry-on bag. Great for indoors, camping, road trips, plane rides, and more!
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image★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ RGB Color Changing Bulb/Bluetooth Speaker— $24.85 (Save 17%!)
Combine your favorite music with colorful lighting for the ultimate party atmosphere or mood setting with the RGB Color Changing Bulb/Bluetooth Speaker! This smart LED bulb comes with a built-in speaker that can be paired with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, an approximate 50,000-hour lifetime, and lighting comparable to an energy saving 60W...
Combine your favorite music with colorful lighting for the ultimate party atmosphere or mood setting with the RGB Color Changing Bulb/Bluetooth Speaker! This smart LED bulb comes with a built-in speaker that can be paired with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, an approximate 50,000-hour lifetime, and lighting comparable to an energy saving 60W incandescent bulb. Featuring a wireless control range up to 10m/33ft, the bulb also comes with dimmable RGBW technology for adjusting bulb brightness and an IR remote control that lets you choose from among 16 colors. SPECIFICATIONS: * Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0 * Bluetooth configuration: A2DP * Wireless control distance: No less than 10m * Bluetooth receiver distance: About 10m * Light color: White + RGB * Power: 12W (LED + speaker) * Speaker power: 3W * Input: AC 100 - 240V 50 - 60Hz * Frequency response: 135Hz - 15KHz * Material:Plastic * Remote control: 24 keys * Holder: E27 * Output Power: 12W * Voltage (V): AC 100-240 In the box: * Colorful E27 Light Bulb * Remote Control * User Manual NOTE: Actual brand may vary
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imageLCR® Left Center Right™ Dice Game - Blue Tin — $8.99 (Save 25%!)
LCR® Left Center Right™ is a fun, fast-paced dice game that you won't be able to put down! Each game includes 3 specialty marked LCR dice, 24 playing chips and instructions. Players roll the dice to determine where they pass their chips. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot. For 3 or more players ages 5 to 105;...
LCR® Left Center Right™ is a fun, fast-paced dice game that you won't be able to put down! Each game includes 3 specialty marked LCR dice, 24 playing chips and instructions. Players roll the dice to determine where they pass their chips. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot. For 3 or more players ages 5 to 105; hours of fun for the whole family! Comes in a blue tin for easy storage.
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imagePortable Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speaker— $56.90
Get your music on the move with this Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speaker ! Created for audiophiles, the Bluetooth Speaker provides outstanding sound quality and up to 8 hours of playback time. It's compatible with smartphones, tablets, TVs, laptops and more. Stylish and packed with power, the Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speaker is the...
Get your music on the move with this Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speaker! Created for audiophiles, the Bluetooth Speaker provides outstanding sound quality and up to 8 hours of playback time. It's compatible with smartphones, tablets, TVs, laptops and more. Stylish and packed with power, the Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Speaker is the perfect way to indulge in music wherever you go. Re-charging of the battery is achieved via Micro-USB (Micro-USB charging cord not included). Makes a perfect gift for the music lover! PRODUCT FEATURES: * Avnera AV3102 chip for exquisite, balanced tone * Stereo loudness up to 90 dB (A) * Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 * 2.0 sound channel * Built-in 1500mAh large capacity battery for up to 8 hours of playback (Micro-USB charging cord not included) * Volume control and songs track function * Built-in microphone * Hands-free phone call support * Connection: Wireless * Interfaces: 3.5mm Audio, Micro USB, Microphone, TF/Micro SD Card * Color: Blue * Charging time: 2.5 Hours * Includes storage bag * Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.80 x 2.45 x 5.80 cm/6.61 x 0.96 x 2.28 inches NOTE: Actual brand may vary
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imageMonopoly Deal Card Game— $9.99 (Save 23%!)
A cool twist on the classic property-trading game, the fast-paced Monopoly Deal Card Game is quickly becoming the favorite of family game nights everywhere! Simply be the first to collect 3 complete property sets...but beware the Debt Collectors, Forced Deals, and Deal Breakers! Build up property sets, gather piles of money and keep wheeling...
A cool twist on the classic property-trading game, the fast-paced Monopoly Deal Card Game is quickly becoming the favorite of family game nights everywhere! Simply be the first to collect 3 complete property sets...but beware the Debt Collectors, Forced Deals, and Deal Breakers! Build up property sets, gather piles of money and keep wheeling and dealing until you're the Monopoly deal winner. Fun, fast dealing...every card counts! Fun for Ages 8 and up; 2 to 5 players.
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imageApple AirPods with Charging Case— $152.99 (Save 3%!)
More magical than ever, the Apple AirPods with Charging Case are deliver an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. Simply take them out and they’re ready to use with all your devices. Put them in your ears and they connect immediately, immersing you in rich, high-quality sound...it's that easy! After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods...
More magical than ever, the Apple AirPods with Charging Caseare deliver an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. Simply take them out and they’re ready to use with all your devices. Put them in your ears and they connect immediately, immersing you in rich, high-quality sound...it's that easy! After a simple one-tap setup, AirPods are automatically on and always connected. Using them is just as easy. They sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out. AirPods work great with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac and feature up to 5 hours listening time on a single charge. Need a hand? Simply say "Hey Siri" for assistance without having to reach for your iPhone. And with Announce Messages, Siri can automatically speak your incoming messages as they arrive. You can even choose which contacts you hear them from, and Siri won’t interrupt you if you’re on a call or sharing a song. PRODUCT FEATURES: * Automatically on, automatically connected * Easy setup for all your Apple devices * Quick access to Siri by saying "Hey Siri" * Double-tap to play or skip forward * New Apple H1 headphone chip delivers faster wireless connection to your devices * Charges quickly in the case * Case can be charged using the Lightning connector * Rich, high-quality audio and voice * Seamless switching between devices * Listen and talk all day with multiple charges from the Charging Case
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imageAvegant Glyph VR Video Headset w/Retinal Imaging Technology— $166.50 (Save 1%!)
Enjoy the most advanced viewing experience for wearable displays with the Avegant Glyph VR Video Headset with Retinal Imaging Technology . Featuring +1 to -7 diopter adjustment range, the headset enables most shortsighted and farsighted people to enjoy clear images without wearing glasses. A built-in 720p HDMI display screen works up to 4 hours...
Enjoy the most advanced viewing experience for wearable displays with the Avegant Glyph VR Video Headset with Retinal Imaging Technology. Featuring +1 to -7 diopter adjustment range, the headset enables most shortsighted and farsighted people to enjoy clear images without wearing glasses. A built-in 720p HDMI display screen works up to 4 hours on a single charge and supports all HDMI output devices (including smart TV, PS4, and smartphones). Lightweight and comfortable, the headset comes with an external head strap for improved stability and lets you maintain awareness of your surroundings simply by moving your line of sight. It can also be used as headphones via audio cable. IMMERSIVE The Avegant Video Headset looks as advanced as the viewing experience it delivers. Enjoy advanced HD audio and video in a device that's intuitive and immersive, but never isolating. ADJUSTMENT Fully adjustable optics compensate for most prescriptions, meaning you can enjoy extended The HEADSET can be ADJUSTED and it will be SUITABLE for your head. COMPATIBLE A single HDMI input means you can play directly from any computer or gaming console and any tablet or smartphone with simple adapters. It's easy to watch in a whole new way. It matches with the system ANDROID 4.0 and above & system IOS 7.0 and above. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: DISPLAY * Resolution: 1280x720P (per eye, two million micro mirrors total) * Aspect ratio: 16:9 * Field of view: -40 degree diagonal * Video and Audio Input: Micro HDMI * 9 axis IMU for head tracking AUDIO * Frequency response: 20Hz~20kHz * Dynamic range: 95db * Audio only input: 3.5mm standard AUX BATTERY * Battery style: Li-ion, integrated * Battery capacity: 2060mAh * Working time (video): Up to 4 hours * Charging port: Micro USB In the box: * Avegant Glyph AG101 VR Headset * HDMI Cable * USB Cable * Head Strap * 4 Interchangeable Nose Pieces * Carrying Bag * Lens Cover * User Manual * Warranty Card
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Take your movies outside or set up a cinema theater in your home with the WiMiUS Native 1080p Home & Outdoor Projector . Designed for both outdoor and indoor uses, the WiMiUS Projector provides 1920 x 1080P high definition and a screen size up to 300 inches for a truly cinematic experience. However, its 75% to 100% zoom lets you easily reduce...
Take your movies outside or set up a cinema theater in your home with the WiMiUS Native 1080p Home & Outdoor Projector. Designed for both outdoor and indoor uses, the WiMiUS Projector provides 1920 x 1080P high definition and a screen size up to 300 inches for a truly cinematic experience. However, its 75% to 100% zoom lets you easily reduce the screen size for smaller rooms. The projector features brightness up to 6500 lumens, an aspect ratio of 16:9/4:3, and 8000:1 high contrast ratio, ideal for outdoor entertainment. You'll also enjoy the vivid images and high picture quality essential for home entertainment and business presentations. PRODUCT DETAILS: Real 5W SRS Sound & Upgraded Audio Compatibility: No need to turn off the Dolby before using it! The projector supports all audio files. Built-in dual stereo speakers and SRS sound mode surrounds you in a realistic and immersive experience. Soundbar Function: Designed for listening to music without pictures. Turn off the projector light when you only want to listen to the music. (NOTE: The Soundbar function only works on USB ports. Easy To Focus: Use the keystone to adjust the lens for a rectangular projection screen, then slowly rotate the body lens slider to get the clearest picture. Long Lasting 98,000 Hrs Led Lamp Projector: Using the newest advanced 6-layer high transparency lenses, the projector emits a brighter light and over 20 years of daily use. Upgraded Ventilation System & Lower Noise: Built-in dual cooling fans allow for 5 hours of continuous watching without heating up. Compared to the other devices, the projector reduces noise by half. Supports 4K: Supports 2K/4K videos by connecting to smartphones, tablets, laptop and MacBook. It cannot support 2K/4K format videos via USB ports. Multi-media Connection Interface: This projector supports HDMIx2/USBx2/VGA/AV/Audio Out 3.5mm. Easily connect devices such as a PC, laptop, Macbook, iPhone, and Android smartphone, external speakers (3.5mm earphone port), Blu-ray/DVD player, PS3/PS4 gaming consoles, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, and more! In the box: WIMIUS Projector Lens Cover Remote Controller Power Cable 3 in 1 AV Cable HDMI Cable VGA Cable Cleaing Cloth User Manual
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imageClassical 2 LP Set SERGEI PROKOFIEV's "Love for Three Oranges"— $16.98 (Save 43%!)
THE MUSIC HERITAGE SOCIETY MHS 4027/28 LIBRETTO ENCLOSED SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION, LPS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL OPERA by SERGEI PROKOFIEV's In breathing new life into the symphony, sonata, and concerto, Sergey Prokofiev emerged as one of the truly original musical voices of the twentieth century....
THE MUSIC HERITAGE SOCIETY MHS 4027/28 LIBRETTO ENCLOSED SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION, LPS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL OPERA by SERGEI PROKOFIEV's In breathing new life into the symphony, sonata, and concerto, Sergey Prokofiev emerged as one of the truly original musical voices of the twentieth century. Bridging the worlds of pre-revolutionary Russia and the Stalinist Soviet Union, Prokofiev enjoyed a successful worldwide career as composer and pianist. As in the case of most other Soviet-era composers, his creative life and his music came to suffer under the duress of official Party strictures. Still, despite the detrimental personal and professional effects of such outside influences, Prokofiev continued until the end of his career to produce music marked by a singular skill, inventiveness, and élan. As an only child (his sisters had died in infancy), Prokofiev lived a comfortable, privileged life, which gave him a heightened sense of self-worth and an indifference to criticism, an attitude that would change as he matured. His mother taught him piano, and he began composing around the age of five. He eventually took piano, theory, and composition lessons from Reyngol'd Gliere, then enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatory when he was 13. He took theory with Lyadov, orchestration with Rimsky-Korsakov, and became lifelong friends with Nicolai Myaskovsky. After graduating, he began performing in St. Petersburg and in Moscow, then in Western Europe, all the while writing more and more music. Prokofiev's earliest renown, therefore, came as a result of both his formidable pianistic technique and the works he wrote to exploit it. He sprang onto the Russian musical scene with works like the Sarcasms, Op. 17 (1912-1914), and Visions fugitives, Op. 22 (1915-1917), and his first few piano sonatas. He also wrote orchestral works, concertos, and operas, and met with Diaghilev about producing ballets. The years immediately after the Revolution were spent in the U.S., where Prokofiev tried to follow Rachmaninov's lead and make his way as a pianist/composer. His commission for The Love for Three Oranges came from the Chicago Opera in 1919, but overall Prokofiev was disappointed by his American reception, and he returned to Europe in 1922. He married singer Lina Llubera in 1923, and the couple moved to Paris. He continued to compose on commission, meeting with mixed success from both critics and the public. He had maintained contact with the Soviet Union, even toured there in 1927. The Love for Three Oranges was part of the repertory there, and the government commissioned the music for the film Lieutenant Kijé and other pieces from him. In 1936, he decided to return to the Soviet Union with his wife and two sons. Most of his compositions from just after his return, including many for children, were written with the political atmosphere in mind. One work which wasn't, was the 1936 ballet Romeo and Juliet, which became an international success. He attempted another opera in 1939, Semyon Kotko, but was met with hostility from cultural ideologues. During World War II, Prokofiev and other artists were evacuated from Moscow. He spent the time in various places within the U.S.S.R. and produced propaganda music, but also violin sonatas, his "War Sonatas" for piano, the String Quartet No. 2, the opera War and Peace, and the ballet Cinderella. In 1948, with the resolution that criticized almost all Soviet composers, several of Prokofiev's works were banned from performance. His health declined and he became more insecure. The composer's last creative efforts were directed largely toward the production of "patriotic" and "national" works, typified by the cantata Flourish, Mighty Homeland (1947), and yet Prokofiev also continued to produce worthy if lesser-known works like the underrated ballet The Stone Flower (1943). In a rather bitter coincidence, Prokofiev died on March 5, 1953, the same day as Joseph Stalin. The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Op. 33 In 1917, with his opera The Gambler in rehearsals for a St. Petersburg production, Prokofiev, already recognized as one of the leading modernist composers in his country, was looking for a new subject for his next operatic effort. The composer found his inspiration in a magazine published by theatrical producer Vsevolod Meyerhold in 1914-16, called The Love for Three Oranges, after the comedy by Carlo Gozzi. Following his arrival in Chicago in 1918, Prokofiev attempted to interest the Chicago Opera Company in a production of The Gambler, whose staging was canceled owing to the Bolshevik Revolution. The director, Cleofonte Campanini, turned him down, but did offer to do the new opera he suggested, The Love for Three Oranges. Prokofiev, a fast worker, completed the work in October that year, and it was premiered on December 30, 1921, in Chicago. Productions in New York (1922), Cologne (1925), Berlin (1926), and Leningrad (1926) followed, each helping to advance the cause of the composer, but meeting with little actual success. Yet, by the 1940s the music in the opera became widely known, mainly because of the often-played Suite adapted from it and use of its March as the theme of a popular radio show in America called "Your FBI in Peace and War." Throughout most of the twentieth century, The Love for Three Oranges opera had achieved more performances than any other Prokofiev opera. The Love for Three Oranges begins with a prologue in which the supporters of tragedy, comedy, eccentricity and other forms of drama watch the story, not only commenting on it, but affecting the outcome of certain events. The story they watch centers on the hypochondriac Prince, who is cursed by the witch, Fata Morgana, to fall madly in love with three oranges and obsessively pursue them. There is much humor and joy in Prokofiev's score. Some see the opera as a clever, updated Offenbach-like creation, full of slapstick and silliness. It is hard to dispute this view, though Prokofiev's occasional acid and handling of the story line perhaps place the work in a somewhat different arena, where farce and fun mix menace and mayhem in a sometimes cruel way. Just as the duck gets swallowed alive by the wolf in Prokofiev's children's classic, Peter and the Wolf, characters here can die or disappear as if quite dispensable: two of the three princesses who emerge from the oranges die immediately of thirst, the third being saved by the Eccentrics who intervene to give her water. However one interprets the opera, it is generally agreed that it is masterpiece of the twentieth century stage. performed by Viktor Ribinsky, Bass Vladimir Makhov, Tenor Boris Dobrin, Baritone Lyutsia Raskovets, Mezzo-soprano Ivan Budrin, Baritone Yuri Yelnikov, Tenor Gennady Troitsky, Bass Nina Polyyakova, Soprano Nina Postavnicheva, Mezzo-soprano Georgy Abramov, Hoarse Bass Yuri Yakushev, Bass Tamara Medvedeva, Mezzo-soprano Miroslav Markov, Bass and Ivan Kartavenko, Tenor with the Chorus and Orchestra of the Moscow Radio directed by DZHEMAL DALGAT
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imageVintage LP "Saint-Saens Piano Concertos Philippe Entremont"— $14.99 (Save 40%!)
Item specifics: Genre: Classical Sub-Genre: PIANO Speed: 33 RPM Duration: LP Record Size: 12" LP Rates in NEAR MINT Conditon, cover shows shows minimal ware. (please see picture). COLUMBIA RECORDS - MASTERWORKS - 34512(1977) PHILIPPE ENTREMONT, PIANO L'ORCHESTRE DU CAPITOLE - DE TOULOUSE MICHEL PLASSON, CONDUCTOR....
Item specifics: Genre: Classical Sub-Genre: PIANO Speed: 33 RPM Duration: LP Record Size: 12" LP Rates in NEAR MINT Conditon, cover shows shows minimal ware. (please see picture). COLUMBIA RECORDS - MASTERWORKS - 34512(1977) PHILIPPE ENTREMONT, PIANO L'ORCHESTRE DU CAPITOLE - DE TOULOUSE MICHEL PLASSON, CONDUCTOR. PREODUCED BY ROY EMERSON - SIDE ONE: SAINT-SAENS: CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR FOR PIANO AND ORCHSTRA OP. 17 - I ANDANTE: ALLEGRO ASSAI - II-ANDANTE SOSTENUTO QUASI ADAGIO - III - ALLEGRO CON FUOCO. SIDE TWO: SAINT-SAENS: CONCERTO NO 5 IN F MAKOR FOR PIANO AND ORCHSTRA, OP. 103 - I - ALLEGRO ANIMATO - II- ANDATE: ALLEGRETTO TRANQUILLO: ANDANTE - III- MOLTO ALLEGRO.
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imageVintage LP Berlioz: Nuits d'ete; La Mort de Cleopatre (Death of Cleopatra). BBC SO, Boulez conductor— $14.99 (Save 40%!)
RARE VINTAGE TWO CLASSICAL WORKS COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS STEREO M 34563 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Written by Hector Berlioz Berlioz, the passionate, ardent, irrepressible genius of French Romanticism, left a rich and original oeuvre which exerted a profound influence on nineteenth century music. Berlioz...
RARE VINTAGE TWO CLASSICAL WORKS COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS STEREO M 34563 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Written by Hector Berlioz Berlioz, the passionate, ardent, irrepressible genius of French Romanticism, left a rich and original oeuvre which exerted a profound influence on nineteenth century music. Berlioz developed a profound affinity toward music and literature as a child. Sent to Paris at 17 to study medicine, he was enchanted by Gluck's operas, firmly deciding to become a composer. With his father's reluctant consent, Berlioz entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1826. His originality was already apparent and disconcerting — a competition cantata, Cléopâtre (1829), looms as his first sustained masterpiece — and he won the Prix de Rome in 1830 amid the turmoil of the July Revolution. Meanwhile, a performance of Hamlet in September 1827, with Harriet Smithson as Ophelia, provoked an overwhelming but unrequited passion, whose aftermath may be heard in the Symphonie fantastique (1830). Absence, song for voice & orchestra, (Les Nuits d'été), H. 85 (Op. 7/4) Berlioz was a frustrated opera composer. The fiasco which overtook the Paris Opéra's premiere of Benvenuto Cellini in 1838 forced him to seek alternatives which would allow his dramatic richness of conception to be aired without actual staging. In the upshot, the loose form of a "dramatic symphony" for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, achieved in Roméo et Juliette (1839), allowed him to focus upon salient moments from Shakespeare's play, freed from the entanglements of a complex narrative. The concentration achieved thereby helped Berlioz temper his unique power, grandeur, and sheer flair with a new delicacy and refinement. The next step was taken in 1840 with the six songs of Les Nuits d'été, to poems by the arch-Romantic, Théophile Gautier, of which Absence is the most poignant — a cri de coeur whose distilled drama is all the more powerful for being implicit and allusive. Scored for piano and mezzo, this lament unfolds with a melodic eloquence in which the ache for the absent lover is palpable and breathtakingly gripping — a world of heartbreak conjured in a few telling phrases. Sung by Yvonne Minton (Mezzo-soprano) This tall, comely and aristocratic mezzo-soprano from Australia achieved fame in the 1970s, propelled by the mentoring of Georg Solti (who engaged her for several important recordings) and her cool (but inwardly passionate) and dignified presence on-stage. Yvonne Minton was also a concert artist of the first order, appearing with many of the world's ranking orchestras under leading conductors. She was perhaps the finest Octavian of her time, that role serving as her calling card in several prominent houses. She was a dignified, consoling Angel in Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, equaled only by Janet Baker. and Stuart Burrows (Tenor) Though his voice sometimes lacked individuality, Stuart Burrows was in many ways an ideal Mozart and French lyric tenor, flexible and with a seemingly seamless technique. He was also scrupulous musician, known for saying that a role can be memorized but never fully learned, that there is always more to add and rethink. While he occasionally and carefully sang some heavier roles, such as Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Alfredo in Verdi's La traviata, Gounod's Faust, and even the title role in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, he never, as many of his predecessors and successors did, forced and harmed his voice by choosing the wrong repertoire. Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by PIERRE BOULEZ Pierre Boulez (b. 1925), French composer, conductor, and music theorist, is regarded as a leading composer of the post-Webern serialist movement who also embraced elements of aleatory and electronics. As a child Boulez demonstrated a formidable aptitude in mathematics, but left for Paris in 1942 to enroll in the Paris Conservatoire. His studies there often ran into difficulties, as he was rapidly developing revolutionary — "Praise be to amnesia" — attitudes towards all things traditional. But two decisive influences during those years helped to shape his musical personality. The first was Messiaen's famous analysis course, the other was René Leibowitz, who introduced him to serial music, where Boulez found "a harmonic and contrapuntal richness and a capacity for development an extension of a kind I have never found anywhere else." AND La Mort de Cléopâtre, for soprano & orchestra, H.36 La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra) was Berlioz's third attempt to win the Prix de Rome from the Academie des Beaux-Arts. His first attempt in 1827 was La Mort d'Orphée, which failed to place. His second attempt in 1828 was Herminie, which took second place. Berlioz called La Mort de Cléopâtre "a lyric scene" for soprano and orchestra, setting a text by P.A. Vieillard. The vocal writing is extremely dramatic, but it ignores distinctions between recitative and aria, which infuriated the jury. The orchestral writing is lush and full, with extraordinary harmonies that likewise alienated the jury. La Mort de Cléopâtre was judged such a failure in the eyes of the Academie that it gave no first place prize that year. The following year, Berlioz won the Prix de Rome with his conservative La Mort de Sardanapale, but, having already composed his wildly experimental and incredibly wild Symphonie fantastique, he found that he no longer cared all that much about the Academie. Also sung by Yvonne Minton and performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez
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imageVintage LP Camille Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 (— $14.99 (Save 40%!)
RARE VINTAGE LP ORGAN CONCERTOS THE MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY STEREO MHS 1232 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Composed by CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS Camille Saint-Saëns was something of an anomaly among French composers of the nineteenth century in that he wrote in virtually all genres, including opera, symphonies,...
RARE VINTAGE LP ORGAN CONCERTOS THE MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY STEREO MHS 1232 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Composed by CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS Camille Saint-Saëns was something of an anomaly among French composers of the nineteenth century in that he wrote in virtually all genres, including opera, symphonies, concertos, songs, sacred and secular choral music, solo piano, and chamber music. He was generally not a pioneer, though he did help to revive some earlier and largely forgotten dance forms, like the bourée and gavotte. He was a conservative who wrote many popular scores scattered throughout the various genres: the Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 3 ("Organ"), the symphonic poem Danse macabre, the opera Samson et Dalila, and probably his most widely performed work, The Carnival of The Animals. While he remained a composer closely tied to tradition and traditional forms in his later years, he did develop a more arid style, less colorful and, in the end, less appealing. He was also a poet and playwright of some distinction. Saint-Saëns was born in Paris on October 9, 1835. He was one of the most precocious musicians ever, beginning piano lessons with his aunt at two-and-a-half and composing his first work at three. At age seven he studied composition with Pierre Maledin. When he was ten, he gave a concert that included Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, Mozart's B flat Concerto, K. 460, along with works by Bach, Handel, and Hummel. In his academic studies, he displayed the same genius, learning languages and advanced mathematics with ease and celerity. He would also develop keen, lifelong interests in geology and astronomy. In 1848, he entered the Paris Conservatory and studied organ and composition, the latter with Halévy. By his early twenties, following the composition of two symphonies, he had won the admiration and support of Berlioz, Liszt, Gounod, Rossini, and other notable figures. From 1853 to 1876, he held church organist posts; he also taught at the École Niedermeyer (1861-1865). He composed much throughout his early years, turning out the 1853 Symphony in F ("Urbs Roma"), a Mass (1855) and several concertos, including the popular second, for piano (1868). In 1875, Saint-Saëns married the 19-year-old Marie Truffot, bringing on perhaps the saddest chapter in his life. The union produced two children who died within six weeks of each other, one from a four-story fall. The marriage ended in 1881. Oddly, this dark period in his life produced some of his most popular works, including Danse macabre (1875) and Samson et Dalila (1878). After the tragic events of his marriage, Saint-Saëns developed a fondness for Fauré and his family, acting as a second father to Fauré's children. But he also remained very close to his mother, who had opposed his marriage. When she died in 1888, the composer fell into a deep depression, even contemplating suicide for a time. He did much travel in the years that followed and developed an interest in Algeria and Egypt, which eventually inspired him to write Africa (1891) and his Piano Concerto No. 5, the "Egyptian". He also turned out works unrelated to exotic places, such as his popular and most enduring serious composition, the Symphony No. 3. Curiously, after 1890, Saint-Saëns' music was regarded with some condescension in his homeland, while in England and the United States he was hailed as France's greatest living composer well into the twentieth century. Saint-Saëns experienced an especially triumphant concert tour when he visited the U.S. in 1915. In the last two decades of his life, he remained attached to his dogs and was largely a loner. He died in Algeria on December 16, 1921. selections include: SYMPHONY No. 3 in C Minor ("Organ"), Op. 78 Composition Description by John Palmer The London Philharmonic Society commissioned the Symphony No. 3 from Saint-Saëns, much as it had Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Saint-Saëns directed the first performance in London on May 19, 1886. Although he lived until 1921, Saint-Saëns would not compose another symphony. He later explained: "With it I have given all I could give. What I did I could not achieve again." He had intended to dedicate the piece to Liszt, but the score was published after Liszt's death with the inscription, "Á la Memoire de Franz Liszt." The Symphony in C minor shows Saint-Saëns' use of thematic transformation, also present in the overture Spartacus and the Fourth Piano Concerto. This technique Saint-Saëns observed in the symphonic poems of Liszt, as well as in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. Following their lead, Saint-Saëns takes his principal theme through transformations throughout his Third Symphony. To the typical forces of a large orchestra he added his and Liszt's primary instruments, the organ and piano. Saint-Saëns cast the symphony in two large sections, but each of these is in two clear parts, creating a traditional four-movement work. . and OMPHALE'S SPINNING WHEEL, Op. 31 DANCE MACABRE, Symphonic Poem in G Minor, Op. 40 Composition Description by John Palmer Composed in 1874 and published in 1875, Danse macabre is the third of Saint-Saëns' four orchestral tone poems and is easily his most popular work in that medium. In his Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals), composed in 1886, Saint-Saëns parodies the Danse macabre, as well as works by other composers. The title of Danse macabre is usually translated as Dance of Death, but Ghoulish Dance or Dance of Grim Humor might better communicate the character of the piece. Saint-Saëns did not originally write the Danse macabre as a work for orchestra. It was first a song for voice and piano that the composer later transcribed and modified for orchestra. A few lines from the song's text will aid in understanding the symphonic poem: "Death at midnight plays a dance-tune/Zig, zig, zig on his violin....Through the gloom, white skeletons pass/Running and leaping in their shrouds....The bones of the dancers are heard to crack." Once the cock crows, signaling the approach of morning, the fun ends. It is possible that this is the first instance of Death being portrayed as a violinist, an instrument generally associated with the devil. performed by Marie-Claire Alain, at the Organ Marie-Claire Alain was the youngest child in a family of distinguished musicians, born August 10, 1926, in St. Germain-en Laye, a Paris suburb. Her father, Albert Alain, a composer and amateur organ builder, had been a pupil of Guilmant and Fauré. Her sister Odile was a promising soprano and pianist who lost her life early in a mountaineering accident; her older brother, Olivier, was a composer, pianist, and musicologist. Her oldest brother was the renowned Jehan Alain, a composer and organist whose teachers included Dupré, Dukas, and Jean Roger-Ducasse. He numbered Messiaen and Poulenc among his closest friends and his works for organ — Litanies, in particular — established him as one of the brightest stars among rising French composers in the decade before his battlefield death in 1940, at 29. A twin sense of loss and inheritance informed her studies and career. and the National Orchestra of the O.R.T.F. conducted by Jean Martinon In the words of one of his biographers, conductor Jean Martinon's performances "were distinguished by a concern for translucent orchestral textures, and sustained by a subtle sense of rhythm and phrasing." Occasionally, "he stressed a poetic inflection at the expense of literal accuracy." Martinon's first instrument was the violin; he studied at the Lyons Conservatory (1924-1925), then transferred to the Paris Conservatory, where he won first prize in violin upon his graduation in 1928. He subsequently studied composition, with Albert Roussel, and conducting, with Charles Munch and Roger Desormière. Until the outbreak of World War II, Martinon was primarily a composer. His early substantial works include a Symphoniette for piano, percussion, and strings (1935); Symphony No. 1 (1936); Concerto giocoso for violin and orchestra (1937); and a wind quintet (1938). At the start of the war he was drafted into the French army. Taken prisoner in 1940, he passed the next two years in a Nazi labor camp. There, he wrote Stalag IX (Musique d'exil), an orchestral piece incorporating elements of jazz; during his internment, he also composed several religious works, including Absolve, Domine for male chorus and orchestra, and Psalm 136 (Chant des captifs), the latter receiving a composition prize from the city of Paris in 1946.
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Vinatge LP SLEEVE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION THE MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY A DIGITAL RECORDING MHS 7102F RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL OPERA JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Jean-Philippe Rameau was one of the truly multifaceted musicians of his day. Acclaimed for his innovative and popular operas, he was also known as one of...
Vinatge LP SLEEVE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION THE MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY A DIGITAL RECORDING MHS 7102F RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL OPERA JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Jean-Philippe Rameau was one of the truly multifaceted musicians of his day. Acclaimed for his innovative and popular operas, he was also known as one of the greatest organists in France, and his theoretical writings continue to influence musical thinkers over two centuries later. Although his father was a professional organist, Rameau was expected to pursue a career in the law. However, he was musically very precocious, teaching himself several instruments and the basics of harmony and composition. After spending more time on music than on his studies at the Jesuit College in Dijon (1693-1697), Rameau was removed from school; only when he was 18 did his parents give in to his wishes for a musical career. He went to Italy for a few months, and spent some time playing violin in a travelling French opera troupe. Then he took organist posts in Clermont-Ferrand (1702-1705), Paris (1705-1708), Dijon (1709-1714), Lyons (1714-1715), and Clermont again (1715-1722). Rameau had begun composing for the harpsichord, publishing his first book of keyboard works in 1706 (subsequent volumes appeared in 1724, 1728, and 1741). He had also written a few motets and secular cantatas, and had started his first book, the Traité de l'harmonie (published 1722), which later made his reputation as an important theorist. Hoping for greater fame as a composer, he moved to Paris in late 1722; there he took on some private students and composed numerous keyboard and short stage works. Eventually, he came to the attention of the financier and courtier Le Riche de la Pouplinière, who hired Rameau as conductor of his orchestra (a position he held for some 22 years) and allowed him and his family to live in his mansion. Through La Pouplinière, Rameau also met many of the great writers of his day, including some who later became librettists for his operas. Rameau produced his first opera, Hippolyte et Aricie (1733), at the age of 50. The work wasn't well received initially, but the opera Castor et Pollux (1737) was much more successful, and Rameau gradually became known as one of France's leading composers. For the rest of his life, he divided his time between composing and writing further theoretical works like Nouveau système de musique théorique (1726), Dissertation sur les differents méthodes d'accompagnement pour le clavecin ou pour l'orgue (1732), and Démonstration du principe de l'harmonie (1750). He felt his theoretical works were at least as important as his music, and defended his theories in extensive correspondences and debates with many of the leading musical thinkers in Europe. In 1745, he was appointed composer of the King's chamber music. He continued writing operas, both tragic works like Dardanus (1739, rev. 1744) and comedies like Platée (1745) and La Princesse de Navarre (1745). These and his other operas and incidental music (he wrote about 30 stage works in all) were noteworthy for their expanded harmonic palate, their brilliant choruses and ballets, and the prominent role Rameau gave to the orchestra. But not everyone admired his music, and for years a bitter public rivalry existed between the Rameau partisans and the "Lullistes," who preferred the somewhat more conservative works of Jean-Baptiste Lully. Rameau also had to defend his musical style in the "War of the Buffoons" of 1752 against those who preferred the lighter Italian operas of composers like Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Four months before his death, Rameau was granted a patent of nobility by King Louis XV. He died just before his 81st birthday, and was buried at his parish church at St. Eustache. Dardanus Dardanus, tragédie en musique Orchestral Suite Jean-Philippe Rameau's Dardanus is typical of his works for the operatic stage: it contains innovative music of great inspiration and dramatic sensitivity, and it caused a public controversy at the time of its premiere. Rameau, who was a respected theorist and writer as well as a composer, employed harmonic devices, orchestrations, and a range of emotional expression that some listeners found grotesque, especially those who favored the works of his predecessors, Jean-Baptiste Lully. Lully's works were more typical of the period than were those of Rameau, especially in their relatively understated orchestrations and use of secco (dry) recitative — done with only keyboard accompaniment. For those who valued tradition over innovation, Rameau's work — full of dramatic instrumentation and accompanied recitatives (performed with orchestra) — was simply too adventuresome and, although Rameau's more forward-looking style would eventually win out, the conflict between the supporters of Rameau and Lully makes for one of opera history's more colorful chapters. Based on Greek mythology, the libretto, by Charles-Antoine Leclerc de La Bruère, tells the story of Jupiter's son, Dardanus, and his war with The king of Phrygia. Bruère's libretto represents opera seria at both its most grand and its most absurd: the numerous processions, dream scenes and intrigues brought out the best in Rameau's dramatic writing, but the plot was so laden with supernatural events and interventions that it became a caricature of itself. For this reason, Dardanus was a less-than-spectacular success at its premiere (Paris Opéra, November 1739), and underwent at least two extensive revisions, the first of which completely discarded the last three acts. Subsequent versions placed a greater emphasis on human relationships and simplified the plot — steps that were necessary for the sake of clarity and cohesion, but which also involved the removal of excellent music. Modern revivals of Dardanus have attempted to find an effective middle ground, keeping as much as possible of Rameau's colorful writing while trimming the plot into a coherent form — often with great success. and performed by the English Baroque Soloists Although the English Baroque Soloists was officially established as a chamber ensemble of period instruments in 1978, the group actually gave its first concert at the 1977 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music in a performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea. Founded by John Eliot Gardiner, the group regularly performs throughout England and Europe. It has given a number of concerts in two London halls, the Barbican and St. John's Smith Square. The English Baroque Soloists drew many of their original members from another group Gardiner had founded (in 1968), the Monteverdi Orchestra. and conducted by John Eliot Gardiner John Eliot Gardiner is one of the leading conductors in the active "authentic performances" movement in England, performing Baroque music but also extending his range into later repertoire. He first conducted at the age of 15, and after finishing school he studied at King's College, Cambridge. While still an undergraduate, he conducted the combined Oxford and Cambridge Singers on a 1964 tour of the Middle East and founded the Monteverdi Choir, which has consistently performed on his recordings since.
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Vintage 78 RPM 10 inch Porcelain Record Traditional Spirituals sung by Marian Anderson Arrangement by William Lawrence sung by Marian Anderson - Contralto accompanied by Franz Rupp at Piano A legendary African-American interpreter of both operatic and concert repertoire, Marian Anderson was possessed of one of the finest contralto voices...
Vintage 78 RPM 10 inch Porcelain Record Traditional Spirituals sung by Marian Anderson Arrangement by William Lawrence sung by Marian Anderson - Contralto accompanied by Franz Rupp at Piano A legendary African-American interpreter of both operatic and concert repertoire, Marian Anderson was possessed of one of the finest contralto voices in living memory. Her career was notable not only for her artistic achievements -- which were many -- but also for a dignified tenacity in the face of discrimination. She opened doors for subsequent generations of black American singers. Having sung since childhood, and subsequently studied with a number of teachers in her native Philadelphia, Anderson first rose to prominence when she appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1925. In the early '30s she made a successful concert tour of Europe, and solidified her growing reputation with further appearances in New York and London. In 1939, Anderson scheduled an appearance at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., but was denied the use of the building by its owners, the Daughters of the American Revolution, who objected to the presentation of a black performer. Eleanor Roosevelt resigned her membership in the DAR in protest of this decision and then scheduled an appearance for Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday. The resulting concert, attended by thousands and broadcast nationwide, forever established Anderson as an ambassador for racial progress -- a role she embraced with great pride and success for the remainder of her career. Fittingly, Anderson's 1955 appearance at the Metropolitan Opera marked the first by an African-American singer, preparing the way for such future stars as Leontyne Price and Shirley Verrett. Marian Anderson's voice was dark, rich, and possessed of great power and agility. Her repertory ranged from opera and concert material to Negro spirituals, and she brought to all things a great sense of commitment and integrity. Arturo Toscanini is noted to have remarked that a voice like hers only appears "once in a hundred years." Her extraordinary range extended all the way down to the D below middle C -- as displayed in her performances of Schubert's song Death and the Maiden (Der Tod und das Mädchen) -- as well as upwards into soprano territory (as an exercise, she even sang the devastatingly difficult "Casta diva" from Bellini's Norma). While her voice was most distinctive in the lower range, she was also capable of lightening it almost to leggiero proportions -- as she did in works of Handel and other Baroque composers -- and of bringing a near-ideal combination of classical training and folk-like spontaneity to the spirituals that were an integral part of her concert and recording repertoire.
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RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL SYMPHONIC ORGAN CONCERTO ANGEL RECORDS 35336 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Composed by CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS Camille Saint-Saëns was something of an anomaly among French composers of the nineteenth century in that he wrote in virtually all genres, including opera, symphonies,...
RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL SYMPHONIC ORGAN CONCERTO ANGEL RECORDS 35336 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION Composed by CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS Camille Saint-Saëns was something of an anomaly among French composers of the nineteenth century in that he wrote in virtually all genres, including opera, symphonies, concertos, songs, sacred and secular choral music, solo piano, and chamber music. He was generally not a pioneer, though he did help to revive some earlier and largely forgotten dance forms, like the bourée and gavotte. He was a conservative who wrote many popular scores scattered throughout the various genres: the Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 3 ("Organ"), the symphonic poem Danse macabre, the opera Samson et Dalila, and probably his most widely performed work, The Carnival of The Animals. While he remained a composer closely tied to tradition and traditional forms in his later years, he did develop a more arid style, less colorful and, in the end, less appealing. He was also a poet and playwright of some distinction. Saint-Saëns was born in Paris on October 9, 1835. He was one of the most precocious musicians ever, beginning piano lessons with his aunt at two-and-a-half and composing his first work at three. At age seven he studied composition with Pierre Maledin. When he was ten, he gave a concert that included Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto, Mozart's B flat Concerto, K. 460, along with works by Bach, Handel, and Hummel. In his academic studies, he displayed the same genius, learning languages and advanced mathematics with ease and celerity. He would also develop keen, lifelong interests in geology and astronomy. In 1848, he entered the Paris Conservatory and studied organ and composition, the latter with Halévy. By his early twenties, following the composition of two symphonies, he had won the admiration and support of Berlioz, Liszt, Gounod, Rossini, and other notable figures. From 1853 to 1876, he held church organist posts; he also taught at the École Niedermeyer (1861-1865). He composed much throughout his early years, turning out the 1853 Symphony in F ("Urbs Roma"), a Mass (1855) and several concertos, including the popular second, for piano (1868). In 1875, Saint-Saëns married the 19-year-old Marie Truffot, bringing on perhaps the saddest chapter in his life. The union produced two children who died within six weeks of each other, one from a four-story fall. The marriage ended in 1881. Oddly, this dark period in his life produced some of his most popular works, including Danse macabre (1875) and Samson et Dalila (1878). After the tragic events of his marriage, Saint-Saëns developed a fondness for Fauré and his family, acting as a second father to Fauré's children. But he also remained very close to his mother, who had opposed his marriage. When she died in 1888, the composer fell into a deep depression, even contemplating suicide for a time. He did much travel in the years that followed and developed an interest in Algeria and Egypt, which eventually inspired him to write Africa (1891) and his Piano Concerto No. 5, the "Egyptian". He also turned out works unrelated to exotic places, such as his popular and most enduring serious composition, the Symphony No. 3. Curiously, after 1890, Saint-Saëns' music was regarded with some condescension in his homeland, while in England and the United States he was hailed as France's greatest living composer well into the twentieth century. Saint-Saëns experienced an especially triumphant concert tour when he visited the U.S. in 1915. In the last two decades of his life, he remained attached to his dogs and was largely a loner. He died in Algeria on December 16, 1921. selection SYMPHONY No. 3 in C Minor ("Organ"), Op. 78 The London Philharmonic Society commissioned the Symphony No. 3 from Saint-Saëns, much as it had Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Saint-Saëns directed the first performance in London on May 19, 1886. Although he lived until 1921, Saint-Saëns would not compose another symphony. He later explained: "With it I have given all I could give. What I did I could not achieve again." He had intended to dedicate the piece to Liszt, but the score was published after Liszt's death with the inscription, "Á la Memoire de Franz Liszt." The Symphony in C minor shows Saint-Saëns' use of thematic transformation, also present in the overture Spartacus and the Fourth Piano Concerto. This technique Saint-Saëns observed in the symphonic poems of Liszt, as well as in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. Following their lead, Saint-Saëns takes his principal theme through transformations throughout his Third Symphony. To the typical forces of a large orchestra he added his and Liszt's primary instruments, the organ and piano. Saint-Saëns cast the symphony in two large sections, but each of these is in two clear parts, creating a traditional four-movement work. After an Adagio introduction, the tempo shifts to Allegro moderato and the strings perform the main theme of the first movement, which incorporates the chant at the beginning of the Dies irae, a melody associated with both death and, in part because of the Totentanz, Liszt. The melody exhibits an AABB pattern, which is typical of the composer's works, and is the main idea, or "motto" theme, of the entire symphony. This restless theme is transformed and eventually gives way to a new, calmer idea. Afterward, these two themes appear simultaneously in the development section before a return brings more transformational episodes and prepares for the slow "movement," in D flat major. Strings, supported by organ chords, perform the main theme of the second movement, Adagio, which is the best known section of the Third Symphony. Woodwinds take the peaceful theme and vary it until a new transformation of the "motto" theme injects contrasting, restless energy. A return of the Adagio theme rounds off the movement. Near the end we hear a brilliant mixture of woodwinds with reed stops on the organ. An aggressive, brief theme opens the Scherzo, a transformation of the motto contained in the low string outburst that follows the first phrase. When the tempo changes to Presto, the piano enters with rapid, rising arpeggios and scales, played several times on different harmonies. The Scherzo material returns, and what seems like a reprise of the Presto section introduces a new theme, played by the lower instruments under busy figurations and anticipating the finale. The finale opens with a powerful chord played on the organ. Yet another transformation of the "motto" theme appears; this time its ties with the Dies irae are very clear. A few quiet statements follow before the organ and orchestra join in a powerful presentation of the transformed theme. After a development section, the piece closes with all the available forces in C major. performed by Henriette Roget, Organ and the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire conducted by Andre Cluytens André Cluytens was among the leading French conductors of his time. His father, Alphonse Cluytens, was also a conductor, and recognized the boy's musical talents. André was enrolled in the Royal Flemish Conservatory at the age of nine. He studied in the piano class of Emile Bosquet, and received first prize for piano at the age of 16. The next year he won first prize in harmony, theory, counterpoint, and fugue. His father was conductor at the Royal French Theater of Antwerp. André became his assistant and a choirmaster there. When an illness prevented Alphonse from conducting, André made his performance debut in 1927 in Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de perles. After that experience he devoted his efforts to orchestral and opera conducting rather than choral work, and he became a resident conductor in the house.
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RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL SYMPHONIC BALLET IN TWO ACTS THE MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY STEREO MHS 1244 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION composed by ALBERT ROUSSEL Though less well known than his contemporaries Ravel and Debussy, Albert Roussel is nevertheless regarded as one of the most important figures in early...
RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL SYMPHONIC BALLET IN TWO ACTS THE MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY STEREO MHS 1244 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION composed by ALBERT ROUSSEL Though less well known than his contemporaries Ravel and Debussy, Albert Roussel is nevertheless regarded as one of the most important figures in early twentieth century French music. Roussel's music reflects his efforts to explore new possibilities of expression while remaining faithful to traditional musical ideas; evident in his chamber music and works for the stage, this tension between traditionalism and experimentation is particularly successful in his symphonies. Born into an affluent family, Roussel lost both his parents when he was very young, and was entrusted to the care of his grandfather at age seven; in 1880, the grandfather died, and a maternal aunt took over the responsibility of raising the boy. Although he was interested in music, Roussel decided to pursue a naval career; he graduated from the Ecole Navale in 1889, eventually serving in Indochina as an officer. In 1894, however, Roussel resigned his commission, devoting himself completely to music. He went to Paris, where he studied with the composer and organist Eugene Gigout. Four years later, he began studies with Vincent d'Indy at the newly-founded Schola Cantorum. In 1902, although he had not yet completed his studies, Roussel became professor of counterpoint at the Schola Cantorum. Having already composed several significant works (including his Piano Trio and the First Symphony), Roussel married Blanche Preisach in 1908; the following year, the two traveled to India, where he was exposed to the medieval Hindu legend of Queen Padmavati, who sacrificed her life for love. Fascinated by this story, Roussel decided to set it to music (his opera, Padmåvatî, 1923). At the outbreak of World War I in 1914 Roussel applied for active duty, eventually obtaining an artillery commission; after the war, having retired to Perros-Guirec on the coast of Brittany, he focused on unfinished projects, which included the opera-ballet Padmåvatî. This work, which incorporates elements of traditional Indian music, marked a new period for Roussel, whose earlier compositions showed influences of Impressionism. During the 1920s, Roussel struggled to balance an increasing structural complexity with emotional expressiveness in his works. His Second Symphony, completed in 1921, exemplifies this tension; in Roussel's subsequent works, the listener can also detect elements of neo-Classicism. In 1922, Roussel settled in Vasterival, in the coast of Normandy. Despite increasingly frail health, he devoted much of his energy to composing; he completed the Piano Concerto in 1927. His increasing public esteem is evidenced by a festival entirely devoted to his works in Paris (1927) as well as a commission from the Boston Symphony Orchestra for that organization's 50th anniversary (Third Symphony, 1930); Roussel traveled to the United States for the performance. Works composed toward the end of Roussel's life, such as the String Quartet (1931-1932), the Fourth Symphony (1934), and the String Trio (1937), show his melodic idiom to be enriched by elements of chromaticism and polytonality. In these compositions, Roussel managed a successful synthesis of these new elements with the transparency of his earlier style. Bacchus et Ariane, ballet, Op. 43 Receiving its premiere in a lavish production at the Paris Opéra on May 22, 1931, — with Olga Spessiwtsewa dancing Ariane, Serge Peretti as Theseus, and choreography by Serge Lifar, who danced Bacchus — Bacchus et Ariane met a cool reception and venomous criticism of the set and costumes by Giorgio di Chirico. The flop was remarkable, for, taken with his Third Symphony, Bacchus et Ariane is the glowing summit of Roussel's symphonic art. Partitioned into suites, the ballet's two acts have won success in the concert hall, beginning with performances led by Charles Munch in 1933 and by Pierre Monteux in 1934. Taking up music as a career in his mid-twenties, in a time of unparalleled diversity and experimentation, Roussel was keenly aware of style. A prolonged flirtation with the sensuous world of Impressionism stimulated his first symphonic masterpieces — the Symphony No. 1 ("Le Poème de la forêt" [1906]) and the glowing Evocations (1910). With Evocations, and his marriage to Blanche Preisach followed by an extended honeymoon in India and Cambodia, a strain of exoticism colored his work, culminating in the great opera-ballet, Padmâvatî (1914/18). The "hermetic" Second Symphony (the composer's description [1919/21]) marks a stylistic shake-out, a turn toward purely musical processes, and a new — non-programmatic, non-descriptive — linear classicism realized in the works of the 1920s, and preeminently in the condensed, powerful utterance of the Third Symphony (1929/30). Thus, when offered Abel Hermant's scenario for Bacchus et Ariane, Roussel took it with the serenity of a master raconteur who knows how to marshal his effects — and who has considerable effects to marshal — lavishing them upon this ancient fable which has fired the imaginations of musicians through the ages. From the opening propulsive bound, celebrating Theseus' slaying of the Minotaur, the listener is transported by a unique rhythmic vivacity of strongly accented, often enticingly irregular, and arrestingly shifting meters. For Roussel, the Dionysian is not (as it was for, say, Szymanowski) primarily intoxicating and erotic — Bacchus is a god of enchantments and compelling dynamism. And Ariane never fails to draw from him music of sinuous tenderness. Throughout, the score is rife with glowing melody and preternatural animation, couched in orchestral writing ranging from caressing sorcery to coruscating brilliance. The music rises to each moment — Ariane's salto mortale, Bacchus' kiss and spell, the procession of Bacchic worshippers, and so on — with richly compact, spellbinding invention. And it must be said that the final Bacchanale and coronation of Ariane ranks among the most powerfully whelming endings in French music of any genre. performed by the NATIONAL ORCHESTRA of the O.R.T.F. conducted by JEAN MARTINON In the words of one of his biographers, conductor Jean Martinon's performances "were distinguished by a concern for translucent orchestral textures, and sustained by a subtle sense of rhythm and phrasing." Occasionally, "he stressed a poetic inflection at the expense of literal accuracy." Martinon's first instrument was the violin; he studied at the Lyons Conservatory (1924-1925), then transferred to the Paris Conservatory, where he won first prize in violin upon his graduation in 1928. He subsequently studied composition, with Albert Roussel, and conducting, with Charles Munch and Roger Desormière. Until the outbreak of World War II, Martinon was primarily a composer. His early substantial works include a Symphoniette for piano, percussion, and strings (1935); Symphony No. 1 (1936); Concerto giocoso for violin and orchestra (1937); and a wind quintet (1938). At the start of the war he was drafted into the French army. Taken prisoner in 1940, he passed the next two years in a Nazi labor camp. There, he wrote Stalag IX (Musique d'exil), an orchestral piece incorporating elements of jazz; during his internment, he also composed several religious works, including Absolve, Domine for male chorus and orchestra, and Psalm 136 (Chant des captifs), the latter receiving a composition prize from the city of Paris in 1946. Upon his release from the Nazi camp, Martinon became conductor of the Bordeaux Symphony Orchestra (from 1943 to 1945) and assistant conductor of the Paris Conservatory Orchestra (from 1944 to 1946), then associate conductor of the London Philharmonic (from 1947 to 1949). He toured as a guest conductor as well, although his U.S. debut did not come until 1957, with the Boston Symphony giving the American premiere of his Symphony No. 2. Although he devoted as much time as he could to composing in the early postwar years — producing a string quartet (1946), an "Irish" Symphony (1948), the ballet Ambohimanga (1946), and the opera Hécube (1949-1954) — he was increasingly occupied with conducting, working with the Concerts Lamoureux (from 1951 to 1957), the Israel Philharmonic (from 1957 to 1959), and Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra (from 1960 to 1966). In 1963, he succeeded Fritz Reiner as head of the Chicago Symphony. Martinon's tenure there was difficult. In five seasons, he conducted 60 works by modern European and American composers, and made a number of outstanding LPs for RCA, mostly of bracing twentieth century repertory in audiophile sound. Chicago's conservative music lovers soon sent him packing.
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TURNABOUT RECORDS TV-S 34539 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL WORK FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA FROM ANTONIN DVORAK Widely regarded as the most distinguished of Czech composers, Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904) produced attractive and vigorous music possessed of clear formal outlines, melodies...
TURNABOUT RECORDS TV-S 34539 SLEEVE IS IN GOOD CONDITION - LP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION RARE VINTAGE CLASSICAL WORK FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA FROM ANTONIN DVORAK Widely regarded as the most distinguished of Czech composers, Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904) produced attractive and vigorous music possessed of clear formal outlines, melodies that are both memorable and spontaneous-sounding, and a colorful, effective instrumental sense. Dvorák is considered one of the major figures of nationalism, both proselytizing for and making actual use of folk influences, which he expertly combined with Classical forms in works of all genres. His symphonies are among his most widely appreciated works; the Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World," 1893) takes a place among the finest and most popular examples of the symphonic literature. Similarly, his Cello Concerto (1894-1895) is one of the cornerstones of the repertory, providing the soloist an opportunity for virtuosic flair and soaring expressivity. Dvorák displayed special skill in writing for chamber ensembles, producing dozens of such works; among these, his 14 string quartets (1862-1895), the "American" Quintet (1893) and the "Dumky" Trio (1890-1891) are outstanding examples of their respective genres, overflowing with attractive folklike melodies set like jewels into the solid fixtures of Brahmsian absolute forms. Dvorák's "American" and "New World" works arose during the composer's sojourn in the United States in the early 1890s; he was uneasy with American high society and retreated to a small, predominantly Czech town in Iowa for summer vacations during his stay. However, he did make the acquaintance of the pioneering African-American baritone H.T. Burleigh, who may have influenced the seemingly spiritual-like melodies in the "New World" symphony and other works; some claim that the similarity resulted instead from a natural affinity between African-American and Eastern European melodic structures. By that time, Dvorák was among the most celebrated of European composers, seen by many as the heir to Brahms, who had championed Dvorák during the younger composer's long climb to the top. The son of a butcher and occasional zither player, Dvorák studied the organ in Prague as a young man and worked variously as a café violist and church organist during the 1860s and 1870s while creating a growing body of symphonies, chamber music, and Czech-language opera. For three years in the 1870s he won a government grant (the Viennese critic Hanslick was among the judges) designed to help the careers of struggling young creative artists. Brahms gained for Dvorák a contract with his own publisher, Simrock, in 1877; the association proved a profitable one despite an initial controversy that flared when Dvorák insisted on including Czech-language work titles on the printed covers, a novelty in those musically German-dominated times. In the 1880s and 1890s Dvorák's reputation became international in scope thanks to a series of major masterpieces that included the Seventh, Eighth, and "New World" symphonies. At the end of his life he turned to opera once again; Rusalka, from 1901, incorporates Wagnerian influences into the musical telling of its legend-based story, and remains the most frequently performed of the composer's vocal works. Dvorák, a professor at Prague University from 1891 on, exerted a deep influence on Czech music of the twentieth century; among his students was Josef Suk, who also became his son-in-law. Featuring Piano Concerto in G Minor, B. 63, Op. 33 Antonín Dvorák composed his only virtuoso vehicle for pianoforte and orchestra during the late summer months of 1876, at the prompting of a notable Czech pianist. The Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33, is often described as Dvorák's first effort at concerto composition, but in fact this is not so: he had, a dozen or so years earlier, made what might be called a first draft of a concerto for cello and orchestra — an apprentice piece that quite naturally pales when placed next to his mature cello concerto of 1894-1895. It is usually, but certainly not always accurately, assumed that a pianoforte concerto is a vehicle for better and loftier musical thoughts than is a concerto for string instruments (the assumption goes back to Mozart and Beethoven, for whom it does indeed hold true), and Dvorák — himself far more a string player than a pianist — seems to have approached his Piano Concerto with that assumption in mind. The work is epic in style, grand in architecture, and sewn from an immediately and urgently dramatic fabric very different in kind from that used for the Violin Concerto, Op. 53, of just a few years later. Even Dvorák devotees, however, are forced to admit that the Piano Concerto is not a completely successful piece of music. Some of the problems come from the piano writing, which is at times imbalanced and unwieldy. Many pianists have edited and rewritten the pianoforte part of the concerto over the years, but, in the end, something is lost in these rewrites. It takes a superb pianist to pull off Dvorák's original, but it can be done: Sviatoslav Richter is perhaps the finest exponent the work has yet known. There is a full orchestral exposition at the start of the Allegro agitato first movement (again unlike the Violin Concerto, in which the soloist intrudes after just a few bars). The principal theme is symphonic in tone; the second theme veers towards something very chorale-like. A bombastic cadenza is the only sure sign that the work is not really a symphony accidentally scored for piano and orchestra. The Andante sostenuto in D major is serene, and follows a harmonic path full of quiet surprises. The Allegro con brio finale is started by the soloist, a vintage Beethoven move, and proceeds to romp around in vintage Dvorák style; there is an undisguised Bohemianism to the energetic principal ideas of this rondo. performed by Michael Ponti Micheal Ponti is an all-around pianist who has recorded a wide variety of literature ranging from the early Romantics to that of Pierre Boulez. He began recording in the 1950s for Period and is best-known for his series of recordings The Romantic Piano Concerto issued by VoxBox. However, Ponti has always maintained a number of different label associations and is yet actively recording in the year 2001. and the Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jindrich Rohan
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Utternik is a new social mobile app which lets you submit your opinion or review about almost anything in a new and unique way, eliminating the hassle of having to go to numerous sites

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Unlike other apps, Utternik does not let you spend so much time in reviewing a movie or an app or any category. The app provides a bunch of one word reviews where you can choose from and add value to it. You can also add same opinion multiple times so the value increases a lot, showing, for example, a movie is more interesting and to be overrated.

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However, the Utternik value is calculated by using the opinions of other people as well. Utternik also lets you to compare your opinion with your network of friends that you have added on Utternik.

When you get connected to your friends, you get their voices of their opinion that they add value to a movie, for example, so that you can watch that movie. This feature makes the app social instead of a complete reviewing app.

Why Utternik?

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In this busy and competitive world of technology, it is always hard to choose the best restaurant to have dinner tonight, the best movie to watch and keep up to date with trending news. Each time we need to find a best restaurant to have dinner, we look up to Zomato to check reviews for a restaurant. Or, to book a movie, we open up BookMyShow or IMDb to check ratings and reviews.

Till today, we are depending upon separate apps to find ratings and reviews for a particular thing. Utternik, a new social app that provides you with a one stop shop that lets you voice your opinion to apps, movies, news event, TV shows, hotels, electronics, books, actors and more. It saves time and money

Let Your App or Business be Valued

If you have an app on App Store or Play Store, or a website, or even an offline business, you can list it on Utternik so that people can find your business and add value to it. This will help other customers to find your business as best, and will drive more customers in the future. You can also voice your opinion to your own business but remember that Utternik limits only once for a user to review it.

Utternik Opinion Value (UOV) is a new way of marketing your business that can help finding customers just because, your UOV is higher than your competitor. More the UOV, more the customers, also you get a a great talk among investors for your business. Ask your friends’ opinion too by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter and other social media which can help grow your UOV.

Let Your Opinion Count - Invitation

I would like to invite you to download the Utternik app and get rewarded.

Just express your opinions in less than 30 seconds and win real money and free gifts.

You can express your opinion about Movies, Restaurants, Apps, TV Shows, Electronics, Sports and a lot more without having to type anything. Just Tap and you are done. It’s a new way to express your opinion and is easy to use, fun, addicting and certainly powerful.

Invitation Code: OpinionPlus21

Please download the app here. Try Utternik and keep Utterniking!

https://app.utternik.com/vQYp5wIEO7