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.
He made numerous recordings of popular Romanian instrumental and vocal music for the Romanian state record label Electrecord (which has been re-releasing some of his recordings on CD). He was awarded a Discul de Aur (Golden Disc) for this work, and gave concerts all over the world.
Paraschiv Oprea died in Bucharest on 21 March 2004, aged sixty-seven.