Who knows that Joaquín Rodrigo, creator of the world-famous Concierto de Aranjuez, was also a writer of distinction?
The blind Spanish composer wrote articles and music criticism throughout his life, and these essays reveal Rodrigo’s insights, humour and eloquence in subjects ranging from Bach to Stravinsky, and from Sephardic songs to the history of Spanish guitar. There are also illuminating commentaries by Rodrigo on many of his own works.
Emmanuel Ndawula is a retired Microbiologist and musician. This autobiography covers Emmanuel’s early life in Uganda and gives an account of more than 30 years as a consultant microbiologist in the NHS in the UK.