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.
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.
Gottfried von Einem, the Austrian composer born 24 January 1918 in Bern, Switzerland, studied composition with Boris Blacher and eventually taught composition in the Vienna Academy. He is best known for six operas written between 1947 and 1980. Accessibility and melodic gifts are their strong points. He died in Vienna on 12 July 1996.