As per my usual MO, my original intention for today’s Dr. Bob Prescribes post was to follow up on yesterday’s Music History Monday with a recommendation for Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera, Orfeo ed Euridice. Composed in 1762, it is the earliest opera in the standard operatic repertoire today. However, my present pandemic/election-year-inspired state of mind requires that I dwell on something a tad more upbeat than another retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, even if it is a version that ends “happily ever after”, as Gluck’s opera does. Consequently, having fulfilled my responsibility towards Master Gluck and his ground-breaking opera, we move on to the “featured attraction” of today’s post: two albums by the Australian guitarist William Thomas (Tommy) Emmanuel (born 1955). Never heard of him? We’ll take care of that immediately.…Become a Patron!