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.
NEW: 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.
Brilliant Classics is a music label based in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, known for releasing CD sets at very low prices of the complete works of many composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Its 155 CD set of the complete works of J S Bach has sold more than half-a-million copies. Founded in 1995, its artistic director is pianist and record producer Pieter van Winkel. The label is currently owned by the German entertainment group Edel AG.
Further information: www.brilliantclassics.com
CD Spotlight. Benjamin Britten and James Joyce - Giuseppe Pennisi listens to two sets of English folk and other songs. '... very good listening ...'
CD Spotlight. Handel and the Roman Baroque School - Giuseppe Pennisi listens to Lorenzo Tozzi's Romabarocca Ensemble. '... a precious CD from which to learn little known aspects of baroque music ...'