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.
Jussi Björling was born 5 February 1911 in Borlänge, Sweden. He studied opera in Stockholm as the basis of a celebrated career as an operatic tenor. He was heard at both Covent Garden and the Met in New York. He died in Sweden on 9 September 1960.