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.
'Music is mankind's greatest accomplishment. It's an untranslatable language, a world in itself.' - David Sheinfeld
He studied violin as a child, began composing as a teenager and became inspired by astronomy and particle physics, later composing a piece called e=mc2. He studied harmony and counterpoint in Chicago and was a composition student of Respighi in Rome (1929-1931). Later he studied conducting with Pierre Monteux. He played violin in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra from 1945-1971. He became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
David Sheinfeld died from cancer on 9 June 2001, aged ninety-four.