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.
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American cellist Wendy Warner, the granddaughter of composer Philip Warner and daughter of professional musicians, began playing piano at four and cello at six, studying with Nell Novak at the Music Institute of Chicago. She played the Dvořák concerto at age fourteen, and at eighteen studied at the Curtis Institute with Rostropovich. In 1990 she was awarded first prize in the Rostropovich Competition in Paris, and in 1991 she toured the US and Europe with Rostropovich conducting.
CD Spotlight. Unerring Artistry - Wendy Warner plays Haydn and Mysliveček, recommended by Howard Smith. '... her beguiling performances are alive with consistent ebullience ...'
CD Spotlight. Lyric Expressiveness - Russian music for cello and piano, recommended by Howard Smith. '... much here to praise ...'
CD Spotlight. Ready to Oblige - Music by Beethoven?, reviewed favourably by Robert Anderson. '... the pleasure of unfamiliar music and fine performances.'
CD Spotlight. Sterling Playing - Wendy Warner's interpretations of Popper and Piatigorsky, heard by Howard Smith. '... sovereign music-making deserving of the highest accolades.'
CD Spotlight. Utterly Absorbing - A sampler from Cedille Records, enjoyed by Howard Smith. '... top quality standards.'