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.
RECENT: 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.
Heritage Records is an independent classical label devoted to producing high quality recordings of differing styles, genres and periods, with a particular emphasis on British repertoire and artists. The company issues new recordings but also resurrects deleted titles, recompiles classic performances and issues material previously unavailable in the United Kingdom.
The name has previously been used for several other labels, so the company shouldn't be confused with the 1960s Australian non-classical label, the USA-based label (also from the 1960s and discontinued by 1970) or BMG Heritage Records (a reissue division of Sony BMG) which became Legacy Recordings in 2005.
CD Spotlight. Benjamin Britten and James Joyce - Giuseppe Pennisi listens to two sets of English folk and other songs. '... very good listening ...'
CD Spotlight. Very Searching - Peter Dickinson's 'The Judas Tree', heard by Robert Anderson. '... a notable performance ...'
CD Spotlight. Uniquely English - A tribute to violinist Ralph Holmes, heard by Howard Smith. '... an invigorating spontaneity ...'