Trumpet player Marco Blaauw has made the further development of the trumpet, its technique and repertoire, his life's work. He frequently collaborates both with successful contemporary composers and younger composers that deserve to be heard. On this recor..
“In the fifties, sleek Mixmasters were replacing rusty eggbeaters, and new pressure-cookers blew their tops in kitchens all over town. There were kids everywhere, and new ‘ranch-style’ houses filled vacant lots. . . . Turquoise Studebakers and dusty-..
His better-known name originated with the lingo of navigation, and much of his writing was informed by his shipboard adventures on one of the world's great rivers. In this classic of American literature, Twain offers lively recollections ranging from his s..
Adventure and folly are contagious when Lord Incarnadine hosts a legion of bizarre guests including a bunch of infuriated Greeks bearing a gift horse, reckless thieves, gladiators and painted ladies. 144,000 doors welcome the most unwelcome of partygoers t..
More than thirty years later, change has reached breakneck pace: Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is becoming a dizzying metropolis of ten-lane highways and overlapping languages, and its riches and emphasis on cultural development have ..