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.
A legend in his own lifetime was the American clarinettist Benny Goodman, born on 30 May 1909 in Chicago. His career was divided between jazz and classical music. Copland and Hindemith wrote concertos for him, and he was remarkable in performance of the Mozart Concerto. He died in New York on 13 June 1986.
Ensemble. Splendidly Lucid - Elgar, Weber, Tchaikovsky and more from Julian Bliss, Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra, reported by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Highly Engaging - Emma Johnson plays Bernstein, Copland and Dankworth, recommended by Ron Bierman. '... outstanding performances ...'