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.
Prolific neo-romantic Romanian composer, pianist and teacher Liana Alexandra was born in Bucharest on 27 May 1947. She studied with Tudor Ciortea and Tiberiu Olah at the Ciprian Porumbescu Conservatory in Bucharest and also took part in composition courses in Darmstadt.
She taught composition, orchestration and music analysis.
She was married to Romanian cellist and composer Şerban Nichifor - they performed together as Duo Intermedia.
Liana Alexandra died at her home in Bucharest from a cerebral hemorrhage on 10 January 2011, aged sixty-three.
CD Spotlight. An Unusual Debut - Giuseppe Pennisi listens to music by Ravel, James Francis Brown and Liana Alexandra, performed by Andrea Oliva and the Hemisphaeria Trio. '... an innovative program by a very promising ensemble.'