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.
DISCUSSION: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Azerbaijani composer and teacher Khayyam Mirzazade was born in Baku on 5 October 1935, and studied at Azerbaijan State Conservatoire, where he later taught, from 1957 onwards. He wrote symphonic and chamber music, songs, incidental music for plays and film music.
He received the Shohrat Order from the President of Azerbaijan in October 2000.
Khayyam Mirzazade died on 30 July 2018, aged eighty-two.