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.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s former secretary and pupil was no forgettable curiosity

VW will never catch on beyond Anglophiles — ask not the reason why

This unfamiliar collection is the most enjoyable piano album of the year so far

A furious, unfiltered revelation of the experimental heart of a familiar composer

This is a brilliant concert of three sacred works

Sweden scorned the composer who could have been its greatest

A fresh, ambitious and daring approach to the familiar Finn