Norman Lebrecht

Norman Lebrecht is a British commentator on music and cultural affairs, a novelist, and the author of the classical music blog Slipped Disc. He was a columnist for The Daily Telegraph from 1994 to 2002, and assistant editor of the London Evening Standard from 2002 to 2009.

A marvellous blend of early Baroque and Mediterranean traditional songs

Silvestrov writes almost as if Mahler is speaking to us from beyond the grave

Zero stars for the vacuous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Where has originality and character gone in the art of Violin playing?

Babayan’s Rachmninov is remarkable is its absence of obvious virtuosity

If Norman Lebrecht goes a month without hearing Weinberg he feels the loss

The 1934 suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams demands a sympathy for the rolling contours of the English countryside

The Ballad of Mauthausen ranks among the most beautiful music ever written about the Nazi Holocaust

I can imagine Kapustin in the background, smiling at his piano, during this breath-taking revival

What Rouse wrote was an intimate series of love letters to the orchestra