The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012):
1-5 Nachtstücke und Arien (1957) to text by Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973)
6-14 Los Caprichos (1963)
15-20 Englische Liebeslieder (English love songs, 1984-5)
Recorded 22-23 February 2020 (tracks 1-5), 16 October 2020 (tracks 6-14) and 22 October 2020 (tracks 15-20) at ORF Funkhaus (all works) and Musikverein (tracks 1-5), Vienna, Austria