Fact..The Vikings reached America five hundred years before Christopher Columbus. Fact..The average life expectancy of a Viking was around 50 years. Being born was the most dangerous part. So what was it like? Did they go to school? How did they keep warm? Did they go on vacation? Find out these facts and much more in First Facts About the Vikings. Provides facts about those hardy Scandinavians who flourished from 800 to 1100.
Portrayed in Hilary and Jackie , notorious for her marriage to Daniel Barenboim and mourned for the life and career she lost to multiple sclerosis, Jacqueline du Pr+ª is still best remembered as one of the finest musicians Britain has ever produced. Few cellists could hope to achieve the level of mastery and emotion she poured into her treasured EMI recordings, collected here in complete form on 17 CDs: her stunning interpretations of Elgar, Dvorak, Beethoven, Schumann, Bach, Chopin, Haydn, Brahms, Strauss and more!
Why has one piece of music here, the Elgar Cello Concerto played by Jacqueline DuPre become so legendary? Of course it is the music itself. It has an overpowerful haunting deeply hypnotic feeling. Elgar wrote it after his recovery from a serious illness towards the end of the First War, and his thoughts were certainly on the suffering of life, and the inevitability of death. Du Pre brings to the piece not only her great mastery as cellist, but some deeper element of feeling. There is in the playing a sense of romantic abandoment of wild disturbance, and of intense and even ferious concentration.
Bénéficiant d'apports archéologiques nouveaux, cet ouvrage inédit met en lumière la nature, le rôle et le poids de cette cité, longtemps occultée par Athènes. Or, sur huit siècles, Sparte s'imposa la plupart du temps comme la plus importante cité du monde grec, politiquement, militairement et même parfois culturellement. …