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.
His music includes two one-act operas based on stories by Anton Chekhov - Jubilee and The Bear, plus Visit of the Lady. His two-hour grand opera Giordano Bruno with libretto by Vladimir Khalip, is published by Schirmer.
Sergei Cortez died on 28 June 2016, aged eighty-one.