Classical Music

London’s orchestral rat-race will have fewer runners when musical life returns, says Norman Lebrecht

Much of the appeal of this Covid-era recital by violinist Callum Smart and pianist Richard Uttley lies in the effort they invest to find common ground

Kancheli’s miniatures grip you by the throat and won’t let you do anything else until it’s over

You will either feel very relaxed by the middle of the piece or you will throw things at the wall and say some very bad words

Norman Leberecht laments not being able to give the Oslo Philharmonic the five stars they deserve

The 40 minutes of music on this album is alternately hypnotic and uplifting

You may find that Con anima is one of the best ways of spending the next 15 minutes of your life

Mademoiselle was not much of a composer, too set on correct form to allow the flight of inspiration

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