‘This set of five discs is an invitation to a rather special journey: through what you hear, and what you read too, you will traverse, guided by the cello, not one history but several histories. With these Cello Stories, our intention is to show you how an instrument and its repertoire have taken shape whilst retaining the imprint and memory of diverse origins. I have selected the musical programme from my recordings for Alpha – some of them previously unreleased – to complement the text by Marc Vanscheeuwijck and numerous contemporary illustrations.’ –Bruno Cocset
For much of the past five centuries, the history of the European continent has been a history of chaos, its civilization thrown into turmoil by ferocious wars or bitter religious conflicts—sometimes in combination—that have made and remade borders, created and eliminated entire nations, and left a legacy that is still influencing our world.
It's an irresistible combination that makes IN THE WILD a must-have primetime entertainment series. See some of the biggest names in film and television upstaged by their wild and usually uninhibited co-stars. Each of the actors has chosen an animal for which they have a special attraction or empathy. That's the easy part. Going into the wild to find that animal and tell its story is much, much harder.
Egypt has forever been a captivating source of mystery and legend. But within her past lies a story seldom told. The QUEST FOR ANCIENT EGYPT is a graphic account of the men who sought to unravel the secrets of mankind's first great civilization. It was the first great civilization the Europeans began to explore. However, after two centuries it still remains a 6,000 years old mystery, and we do not know all the answers.
Christianity has produced some of the greatest works of art of all time, in which believers and non-believers alike can explore the great themes of life and death. It is the language in which Leonardo and Michelangelo, Dali and Rembrandt speak to us all about love and suffering, loss and hope.