Avant garde. Eccentric. A maniac. Wild and adventurous. Off the wall. Extraordinary. No marketing hyperbole - this is how the players of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment describe Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach and his music. One of the many children of JS Bach, CPE Bach always lived in his father’s shadow, and now is an almost unknown figure at least beyond the classical cogniscenti. How can such an unknown be considered a gamechanger? A listen to his music reveals just why – it constantly shifts, wrongfooting the listener when they least expect it with wild changes of direction and colour – it is bright, effervescent, and is a fascinating link between the music of his father (and the Baroque era) and Joseph Haydn (and the Classical era).
Author J.K. Rowling captured the world's imagination with her series of books featuring the adventures of young wizard Harry Potter. With this release from Questar, fans of the books are given the opportunity to learn about the factual information and locations featured in the stories as well as the literary and mythological influences. Narrated by actor Hugh Laurie, Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter: The Magic Behind the Young Wizard discusses such topics as the origins of the Philosopher's Stone, King Arthur, and a real school like the Hogwarts Academy.