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.

The BBC thought Malcolm Arnold’s opera was not serious enough and a bit bawdy

Wagner’s sexual ambiguity spoke to Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Thomas Mann, says Norman Lebrecht

Music from the Hungarian educator who shaped the sound of the modern American orchestra

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