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: 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.
Carl Czerny was born (20 February 1791) and died (15 July 1857) in Vienna. A pianist and teacher, he was also an indefatigable composer, especially of piano teaching material which has left its mark on countless struggling students to this day.
Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - Servant to no one. In the first of an occasional series, Andrew Schartmann examines Beethoven's Op 2 No 2 and the rise of the romantic artist
Ensemble. Tuning in Afresh - Bill Newman listens to Bulgarian pianist Vesselin Stanev
Ensemble. Bravura Performance - A piano recital by Anthony Hughes, heard by Mary Isaac
Ensemble. Airborne Fingers - A BPSE lunchtime recital by Harvey Dagul and Isobel Beyer, praised by Malcolm Troup
Record Box. Lions and Lionesses - Romantic music for piano and orchestra, reviewed by George Balcombe
Old-time virtuosity stages a comeback - Daniel Grimwood at St Martin-in-the-Fields, reviewed by Malcolm Troup
Record box. Glittering figuration - Basil Ramsey listens to concertos by Czerny and Ries, played by Felicja Blumental
Ensemble. A brief report from the Empty Quarter - Carl Czerny in Edmonton, by Gordon Rumson
Yaara Tal interview -