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.
Nathan Perelman, the Ukrainian-born pianist and pedagogue, was born on 1 August 1906. A long-time teacher at the St Petersburg Conservatory, he was renowned for his inspired musicianship. Perelman died in St Petersburg on 18 February 2002, aged ninety-five.