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.
Benno Moiseiwitsch was born in Odessa, Ukraine, on 22 February 1890. He studied piano in Odessa and Vienna and first came to England in 1908, eventually settling there in 1914. His fame as a pianist of exceptional quality quickly spread, especially his playing of Rachmaninov's music. He died on 9 April 1963 in London.