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.
French violinist Jacques Thibaud was born in Bordeaux on 27 September 1880 and studied with his father before entering the Paris Conservatoire. In addition to his work as a soloist, he played chamber music, notably with Pau Casals and Alfred Cortot. With Marguerite Long he established a competition for violinists and pianists.
Thibaud died in a plane crash in the French Alps on 1 September 1953.