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.
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Simon Broughton is a freelance journalist and film maker based in London. He regularly directs TV coverage at the BBC Proms and has made many documentaries about both classical and world music. He is also Editor in Chief of Songlines, the world music magazine.