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.
RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
William Sterndale Bennett, born in Sheffield, England, on 13 April 1816 was praised by Felix Mendelssohn for a piano concerto written at the age of 16, and later befriended Robert Schumann. A succession of administrative posts - professor of music at Cambridge, later principal of the Royal Academy of Music – did not minimise his output or success as a composer. He died in London on 1 February 1875.
An Outstanding Evening - Bill Newman listens to American pianist Rorianne Schrade
Ensemble. Compact and Imaginative - Judith Bingham's 'Shakespeare Requiem' receives its first performance, heard by Patric Standford