It took audacity and courage to go around the world with his instrument, to meet disadvantaged young people. A beautiful utopia realized by the author of this endearing and original book. Proof that once again, music opens up limitless horizons. And that it weaves unparalleled bonds between men.Renaud Capuçon
Christophe left Paris on May 1, 2018 with his viola for a one-year world tour. He had several goals in mind, including going to meet the El Sistema associations, and put them forward through video documentaries. These associations are dedicated to helping needy children through the practice of classical music. All along his trip Christophe traveled as much as possible by train. His journey was an opportunity to overcome existential questions and to move on after a painful break-up following a ten year relationship. During this initiation journey in quest of himself, he met hundreds of people who helped him evolve through their sharing. In this way, he changed his view on the planet, on the relationships between people, and discovered the geopolitical concerns that drive today’s world. This is how he ended up falling in love with nature. He spent the last two months in the heart of a preserved Patagonia, but which is dying under the dramatic effects of global warming and overexploitation. And then, he came back to France completely transformed, eager to pass on a little of what he had experienced during that year.
Un alto pour passeport is published by Éditions Favre. You can buy it in bookstores or on the Internet using the links above.
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To listen while reading
In order to make it easier to listen to the pieces mentioned in the book Un alto pour passeport, I have gathered the direct links to the works by episode and by chapter. Click on the “+” button on the right of each episode to open the pieces.