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.

Stanchinsky occupies a tonal territory midway between Rachmaninov and Scriabin; an amalgam of suppurating misery and crackpot visionary

Gulda’s Symphony in G has 35 minutes of invention, which is more than can be said for most late-twentieth century symphonies

Music has lost its unpredictability, its thrilling fear while sport’s passion shines, says Norman Lebrecht

Alexander Tchaikovsky’s Quarantine Symphony triggers a subtle, wordless response to the things we are experiencing

If you want to know what a piano can do, you really need to settle down with this absorbing world of sound

The outstanding Offenburg String Trio play a gripping compilation of some of the most richly coloured and painfully consequential music you are ever likely to hear

Clyne’s debut record is a validation of the continuing relevance of classical form in the twenty-first century

In terms of sheer wealth of experience, few conductors can compare to Gianandrea Noseda

The Bavarian Radio singers’ command of English will have to improve when Sir Simon Rattle arrives to take over