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. He tweets at @NLebrecht

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

The role of music in Jewish worship has acquired a sudden topicality with the involvement of two major record labels

As soon as you enter you can kiss your working day goodbye

Flying is a macho thing for musicians. It shows they are in demand and living the good life

Norman Lebrecht on the late, great Mariss Jansons who died on December 1st

This new biography has set my feet pounding, for once in admiration rather than indignation