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.
RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
Russian cellist, writer and conductor Alexander Ivashkin was born in Blagoveshchensk on 17 August 1948. He was the first performer of and dedicatee of much contemporary music, and actively collaborated with many of the composers. In addition to the cello, he played electric cello, piano, sitar and viola da gamba.
Ivashkin died in London on 31 January 2014, aged sixty-five.
Ensemble. A Special Aura - Malcolm Miller describes Goldsmith College's special tribute to Alexander Ivashkin
Profile. Uniquely Proactive - Howard Smith reviews the career of Alexander Ivashkin, who died in January 2014
Ensemble. A Notable Evening - Music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Taneyev, reviewed by Malcolm Miller
Ensemble. The Journey Begins - Malcolm Tattersall is at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2006