Lebrecht’s Album of the Week

Messiaen’s quartet, first performed in a freezing barracks in 1941, is a thing of great beauty

Ludwig van Beethoven’s former secretary and pupil was no forgettable curiosity

VW will never catch on beyond Anglophiles — ask not the reason why

The lost sounds of a German Jewish composer

This unfamiliar collection is the most enjoyable piano album of the year so far

A furious, unfiltered revelation of the experimental heart of a familiar composer

This is a brilliant concert of three sacred works

Sweden scorned the composer who could have been its greatest

A new recording of Mahler’s smallest symphony is “indispensable” to connoisseurs of his music