Lebrecht’s Album of the Week

John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London reinterpret Metamorphosen chillingly as elegy

The British composer — still writing at 87 years of age — is an acquired taste

A Baedeker tour of Europe’s miseries, amidst the outrage in Ukraine

One would never imagine Stalinist oppression was raging all around her

In troubled times for Russia, this album hints at the future of the country’s music

Three sonatas by Brahms? The clarinet adaptation, to no surprise, doesn’t work

Weinberg is an absolute master of intimated emotion

The Czechs always have talent to spare on the bench