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.

Rediscovering the patriarch of Russian piano composition

Why are so many in the dark about Germany’s leading musical light?

In troubled times for Russia, this album hints at the future of the country’s music

A new project to restore Beethoven’s incomplete symphony borders on pathological necromancy

Three sonatas by Brahms? The clarinet adaptation, to no surprise, doesn’t work

The Czechs always have talent to spare on the bench

Orchestras should be ashamed of their aversion to the composer

2021 has yielded more memorable albums than you can count on the fingers of two hands

British pianist Peter Donohoe’s recital is a perfect pick-me-up for Covid gloom