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.
DISCUSSION: Composers Daniel Schorno and John Dante Prevedini discuss creativity, innovation and re-invention with Maria Nockin, Mary Mogil, Giuseppe Pennisi and Roderic Dunnett in our hour-long April 2021 video.
French flautist and composer François Borne was born in Toulouse on 30 August 1840. He is known particularly for his 'Fantaisies brillantes on Bizet's Carmen' of 1900 and for some technical modifications to the Boehm system flute.
He played with the orchestra of the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux and was a professor at the music high school in the same city.
François Borne died on 5 February 1920, aged seventy-nine.
CD Spotlight. Bags of Fun - Music for flute and piano, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... eminently commendable.'
Ensemble. Nimble Playing - Music for saxophone and piano played by Huw Wiggin and James Sherlock, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Beautiful Tone - Music for flute and piano, admired by Ron Bierman. 'The romantic-flute repertoire has never sounded better.'