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.
Classical music news. Eden - Joyce DiDonato presents a multi-faceted initiative embracing a global tour of more than forty-five venues across five continents, an album, education programmes and multiple partnerships
Classical music news. Training in Vienna - The second group of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Academy students is beginning its training
Classical music news - Newsletter plus June Obituaries - Classical Music Daily's July 2021 Newsletter, has just been published, along with a summary of musicians the classical music world lost last month
Classical music news - May 2021 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - January 2021 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - Free Tuition in Spain - Madrid's Reina Sofía School of Music is accepting applications for auditions
Classical music news - December 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - November 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - October 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - September 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - August 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - Harold Rosenbaum - American conductor Harold Rosenbaum presents a free online group conducting lesson on 29 June 2020
Classical music news - March 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world lost last month
Ensemble. The Finest Musical Superglue - Mike Wheeler witnesses 'Energy', Sinfonia Viva's latest schools project
Classical music news. Obituary - Peter Serkin (1947-2020)
Classical music news - January Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world lost last month
Classical music news. Obituary - Barry Tuckwell (1931-2020)
Classical music news. Obituary - Jaap Schröder (1925-2020)
Classical music news. Music and Spirit: An Unconference - The deadline for applications has been extended for this event in Lexington, MA, USA
Portraits. Zoltán Kodály: Part II - by Anett Fodor
Classical music news. Just Listening - John Morrison's shared listening workshop creates a sound haven which awakens compassion for ourselves and others
Classical music news. Learn to Conduct in London - Learn to conduct orchestras on a one-year course based in London
Classical music news. College Prep for Musicians - A new book about applying to music schools
It's Never Too Late - Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer on the advantages of age when learning the piano
Ensemble. Geological Imagery - Sinfonia Viva's schools residency project moves Mike Wheeler
Life around the Piano - In the first of a new series, Jaqueline C Tu describes a tussle with a small pianist
DVD Spotlight. Creative Ageing? - Biana Kovic's 'Virtuoso', reviewed by Howard Smith. '... there's little new here at all.'
DVD Spotlight. Admirable Intentions - Gillian Rogell teaches chamber music, observed by Howard Smith. 'It's all fairly basic stuff ...'
CD Spotlight. Outside the Box - A recital by Gunnar Johansen, heard by Howard Smith. '... a floodtide of seismic power and romantic fervor ...'
Profile. A Nurturing Environment - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo Kate Lindsey
CD Spotlight. Meant to Last - J S Bach cello suites, enjoyed by George Balcombe. '... brilliance and beauty ...'
Protect and Survive - Mike Wheeler was at the Annual Conference of the Association of British Orchestras
Ensemble. Lively and Fluent - 'Orpheus in the Underworld' at London's Royal College of Music, reviewed by Robert Hugill
CD Spotlight. Beautifully Considered - Music for violin and viola, heard by Howard Smith. 'Braun has a firm, bright, highly focused tone ...'
CD Spotlight. Beautifully Managed - Music for flute and guitar, heard by Howard Smith. '... reflective and purposeful ...'
Ensemble. Dramatic Strength - The 'Glory of God' through three Verdi operas at the Sferisterio Festival 2010, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Enviable Ease - Irena Portenko plays Chopin, recommended by Robert Anderson. '... easy fluidity of touch and tone ...'
Profile. The State of the Art - Maria Nockin talks to soprano Christine Brewer
Ask Alice - On second careers and sensitivity, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Profile. Hearing the Ideas - Maria Nockin talks to American composer Ricky Ian Gordon
Serious Fun - Lynn Norris looks back at the life of composer, conductor and pianist Aubrey Bowman
Profile. Real Meaning - Maria Nockin talks to American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham
Ensemble. Consummate Skill - 'Hamlet' by Ambroise Thomas, heard by Maria Nockin
CD Spotlight. Utmost Clarity - William Appling plays Joplin and Bach, heard by Howard Smith. '... consistently four square, honest, unpretentious ...'
CD Spotlight. Fresh Repertoire - Austin Moorhead's guitar recital, heard by Patric Standford. '... a programme to which it is well worth giving time.'
CD Spotlight. Nearly Unknown - Bologna's Renaissance music, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi. '... an efficient and effective local ensemble ...'
Ask Alice - Classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh is touched strangely by tales of woe
Imaginative Heights - Gordon Rumson looks forward to the Calgary Art Song Competition
Slaying 'The Dragon' - Carolyn Ellis writes about her battle with Gershwin and the metronome
Ask Alice - On full-size cellos and musicians' reputations, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Californian, Dreaming - 'The Floating Bubble' by Ron George, recommended by Malcolm Tattersall. '... subtle long-range structures shaped with minimal scoring ...'
Arts and the Colour of Politics - Béla Hartmann muses on growing social equality and democratization
CD Spotlight. Sacrificing the 'unmodern' - Music by Julius Röntgen and Per Nørgård, heard by George Balcombe. 'How could any audience resist ... ?'
Ask Alice - On heartbreak, parents and practice, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
The Philosophy of Absence - Jennifer Paull investigates four releases of Cage's Number Pieces
Ask Alice - On loyalty to pupils, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Ensemble. Great Fun - More from Sinfonia Viva's school and college residency project, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Faust and the 'Free World' - Madeline Jenkins Millard tells the tale of Tresa Waggoner and the Bennett Six
Class actions? - Alistair Hinton replies to Patric Standford's latest on 'Class acts'
Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - Scientific music
Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - Teaching
Seeing music whole - Wilfrid Mellers at ninety - an appreciation by Peter Dickinson
Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - Educating genius
Fool's gold - An alternate meaning to the music of Philip Glass, from Gordon Rumson
Wide range and experience - Joanne Chang writes on music education in the USA