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.

Astor Piazzolla is so intimately identified with Buenos Aires that his wider relevance is often missed

The Solem Quartet are my frontrunners for the best new talent in 2021

I would happily subscribe to an emergent series of forgotten Polish treasures if the quality remained this high

Listening to Kapustin in 2021 is an act of nostalgia, a gesture of defiance to the dictates of fashion

Dohnanyi is as multicultural as they come — he must be due a comeback

Alice Sara Ott gives Frederic Chopin’s preludes a “dazzling” contemporary twist

This is a recording that encapsulates the other, older side of Europe

The first duty of a conductor is to imagine a world without noise

Goosby has all the technique anyone could need — but he still has a lot to learn about taste and selection

Ten minutes of Villa-Lobos and you’re ready for carnival