With the stresses and strains of modern life to contend with, many turn to classical music for solace and this varied collection of over seven and a half hours of relaxing favorites is the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life. The set is themed and starts with two CDs of choral music, many of which are vocal arrangements of familiar favorites. These are followed by CDs devoted respectfully to flute and harp, the classical guitar, piano and orchestral music. Those who enjoyed the 101 Adagios set will find much to enjoy here, and can be reassured that any duplication is kept to an absolute minimum and where it does occur, is in strikingly different arrangements. The artists at the helm of this relaxing journey include the choirs of King s College Cambridge and the New College Oxford, flautist William Bennett and harpist Marisa Robles, Pepe Romero, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Herbert von Karajan and Sir Georg Solti.
Fourteen CD box set. 2012 marks the centenary of maestro Sergiù Celibidache's birth. Celibidache was without question one of the most important and original conductors in recent memory. He was a perfectionist who disliked what he perceived to be the synthetic sounds created in the modern recording studio, preferring the immediacy of the concert platform and the interaction with a live audience.
The CD combines Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Metamorphosis of Philip Glass and offers a confrontation between two completely different musical worlds.
The Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat is one of 20 initial projects for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites.
Andrew Marr explores ten key events which have helped to shape our modern world: Alexander the Great's conquests; the French Revolution; the Industrial Revolution; the emancipation of the Russian serfs; the American Civil War; Hitler's rise to power and the Munich Putsch; Gandhi's civil disobedience campaign; the contraceptive pill; the Atomic Bomb and China's twentieth century history.
Three films for 7 to 11 year olds telling the story of the personal experience of three people who were children in World War II. Taking their young friend or relative, who is the same age as they were in the war, back to places that evoke memories of the 1940s, they describe their everyday life, the fears and excitement, and the experiences they faced. The young people have the opportunity to ask questions and compare their lives to those of children in the war. Using archive footage and stills merged with scenes today, the films are a powerful insight into the reality of children's lives in the war.