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

The film should not have ignored the political and musical context to Bernstein’s life

Thomas Larcher: The Living Mountain (ECM New Series)

Folk Songs: Magdalena Kozena/Simon Rattle (Pentatone)

Valentin Bibik: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Indésens)

Noel Coward and Friends: A Marvellous Party (Signum Classics)

Lise Davidsen: Christmas from Norway (Decca)/Miracle of Miracles (Cedille)

Bruce Liu: Waves (Deutsche Grammophon)

On a performance in three dimensions for all five senses

BBC Legends Volume 4 (ICA Classics)