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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice A Journey through East Africa by  Elspeth Huxley (1948)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Journey through East Africa by Elspeth Huxley (1948)

Elspeth Huxley (1907-1997), perhaps best known for The Flame Trees of Thika, authored more than 40 books, among them  this first-rate travel journal that beautifully paints an image of a colonial East Africa at a crossroads. Between February and June of 1947, Huxley, a long-term ...

John Coltrane at 90

John Coltrane would have been 90 years old today. Whereas there have been many great Jazz Saxophone players, to my ears Coltrane is one of the top 5 (the others being Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young and Hank Mobley.)  His playing was so uniquely his that it is difficult ...

Beethoven's Piano Concertos

Of all the works that Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote, his five piano concertos are almost certainly the most popular with audiences. Here in Toronto, a Beethoven piano concerto featuring a great soloist partnered with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is usually sold out weeks ...

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