Classical music

Music directors who fail to provide any direction in times of crisis

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

Wagner’s sexual ambiguity spoke to Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Thomas Mann, says Norman Lebrecht

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

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

Where has originality and character gone in the art of Violin playing?

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

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

The 1934 suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams demands a sympathy for the rolling contours of the English countryside