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.
DISCUSSION: 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.
Krzysztof Chorzelski was born in Warsaw in 1971 and won the Wronski Solo Violin Competition in 1992 in the same city. He has recorded for Polish Radio and the BBC, and has performed as a concerto soloist and recitalist in Europe.
He is also pursuing a conducting career. His recording of Ittai Shapira's Violin Concerto Concierto Latino with the London Serenata Orchestra and the composer as soloist was released in May 2011 on the Champs Hill Records label.
He teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and also returns regularly to Warsaw to teach at the Chopin Academy and the Elsner Music School.
Ensemble. A Touching Portrait - Shostakovich chamber music, heard by Mary Isaac
Ensemble. A Cross Section - Bill Newman comments on some recent concerts at London's Wigmore Hall
Ensemble. Wonderful Mozart - Bill Newman listens to the Razumovsky Ensemble