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.
Classical music news - May 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
CD Spotlight. South American Melodic Turns - Music by José Serebrier, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... I was very much taken by the imagination, colour, rhythm and neo-classical expressiveness of the music, particularly in the "tango" pieces ...'
Ensemble. Packed With Good Things - Roderic Dunnett reports from the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester
CD Spotlight. The Spirit of Tango - Piazzolla's 'María de Buenos Aires', recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Bouncy yet thought-provoking stuff.'
CD Spotlight. A Committed Recital - Enrique Graf plays Bach, Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... bold exhilaration and striking poetry.'
CD Spotlight. Horizontal Intentions - Polly Ferman's Glamour Tango impresses Paul Sarcich. '... heaps of pizzazz, needle-sharp playing ...'
CD Spotlight. Rhythmic Compulsion - Music by Salgán, Binelli, Piazzolla and Ramíres, enjoyed by Robert Anderson. 'This is an abundance of riches.'
Ensemble. An Ideal Balance - An evening with the Northern Sinfonia and friends delights Mike Wheeler
'Shooting the Pianist'! - The eerie case of a South-American pianistic 'revenant', by Malcolm Troup
CD Spotlight. Thrilling impetus - José Serebrier conducts Glazunov, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... the Scottish players bring appropriate breadth and commitment ...'