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.

Norman Lebrecht breaks a rule in his review of The Mermaid

Norman Lebrecht reviews Shostakovich: Violin concertos 1&2, performed by Alina Ibragimova and the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia

Tragedy struck Gustav Mahler, the archetypal summer composer, in 1907

Channel 4’s new series set in a Paris orchestra hits multiple wrong notes

For three days I listened to nothing but birdsong, marvelling at the variety and the volume

An open letter from Norman Lebrecht to Rupert Murdoch

The JC is halfway between a shul and a shvitz

How Canada reinvented its musical prowess