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.

Of all clarinet concertos, including Mozart’s, Aaron Copland’s is Norman Lebrecht’s favourite by a Siamese smile

French pianist Bertrand Chamayou’s compilation of lullabies shows a degree of taste and independence unusual in a young soloist still at the start of his journey

London’s orchestral rat-race will have fewer runners when musical life returns, says Norman Lebrecht

Much of the appeal of this Covid-era recital by violinist Callum Smart and pianist Richard Uttley lies in the effort they invest to find common ground

Kancheli’s miniatures grip you by the throat and won’t let you do anything else until it’s over

You will either feel very relaxed by the middle of the piece or you will throw things at the wall and say some very bad words

Norman Leberecht laments not being able to give the Oslo Philharmonic the five stars they deserve

New music was not officially muted in the Soviet Union. It just got left at home, says Norman Lebrecht

The 40 minutes of music on this album is alternately hypnotic and uplifting