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.
The American-born pianist of Yugoslavian parents, Stephen Kovacevich, born 17 October 1940, has lived in England for some years, and studied with Myra Hess, 1959-61. His distinguished career flowered over the years, and many impressive recordings bear testimony to his interpretative powers.
CD Spotlight. Collaborative Effect - Martha Argerich and friends in Lugano, heard by Barbara Sealock. 'Among the recorded gems of 2013 ...'
Turning Gravity into Grace - Malcolm Troup has three encounters with the sublime
New Contexts - Malcolm Miller reports on a recent Symposium on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations
Depth of Concentration - Stephen Kovacevich plays Beethoven, Schumann and Bach, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Remarkable diversity - The Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition, reviewed by Manus Carey
Ensemble - Meeting of minds - Stephen Kovacevich and friends play excellent Mozart and Brahms, enjoyed by Malcolm Miller