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.
British architect Peter G Howell was born on 30 March 1930.
At one point in his career, working for the Greater London Council, he was responsible for a quarter of London's housing.
His interest in early music, in particular, led him to create and run, for several years, the Ludford Early Music Festival, based in and around Ludlow, Shropshire, UK. He also built his own harpsichord.
He was also interested in sound recording, and made several unusual recordings of Russian choirs, plus guide tapes for blind visitors to cathedrals, as part of The Dogrose Trust, which he ran with his partner Julia Ionides.
Peter Howell died in Ludlow on 16 January 2021, aged ninety, following a long illness.
The seventh Klavessiinfestival held in Tallinn, Estonia, attended by Peter Howell
The sixth Harpsichord Festival (Klavessiinifestival) in Tallinn, Estonia, 10-15 April 2008
Imbi Tarum plays French Baroque harpsichord music. 'The playing is superb ...'
A CD celebrating 300 years of Charpentier, reviewed by Peter Howell. 'The performance is excellent throughout.'
Venetian lute music, reviewed by Peter Howell. '... sensitive playing on a good instrument in real acoustics ...'