Lebrecht’s Album of the Week

Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem covers a gamut of moods, from pity to passion

I’m not giving up trying to persuade younger people to listen to new composers

The BBC thought Malcolm Arnold’s opera was not serious enough and a bit bawdy

Music from the Hungarian educator who shaped the sound of the modern American orchestra

A marvellous blend of early Baroque and Mediterranean traditional songs

Silvestrov writes almost as if Mahler is speaking to us from beyond the grave

Zero stars for the vacuous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Babayan’s Rachmninov is remarkable is its absence of obvious virtuosity

If Norman Lebrecht goes a month without hearing Weinberg he feels the loss