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.
Austrian composer and conductor Heinrich von Herzogenberg was born in Graz on 10 June 1843, the descendent of an aristocratic French family. He attended a Jesuit school in Feldkirch, also studying in Dresden, Graz and Munich, and studied law, philosophy and political science at university in Vienna, before studying music with Felix Otto Dessoff.
From 1885 he was professor of composition at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik.
Herzogenberg died suddenly in Wiesbaden on 9 October 1900, aged fifty-seven.
Ensemble. Highest Accolades - Gerald Fenech enjoys his visit to Festival Maribor in Slovenia
Record Box. Unique Timbres - A recording by The Brahms Trio Prague, reviewed by George Balcombe
Editorial musings with Basil Ramsey - Mere ramblings