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 violinist Gidon Kremer stands brilliantly apart from the rest of the music world

John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London reinterpret Metamorphosen chillingly as elegy

The British composer — still writing at 87 years of age — is an acquired taste

Music and ethnicity are both more complex than nationalism allows

A Baedeker tour of Europe’s miseries, amidst the outrage in Ukraine

A performance space without walls or limits

One would never imagine Stalinist oppression was raging all around her