Norman Lebrecht

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

One would never imagine Stalinist oppression was raging all around her

The Czechs always have talent to spare on the bench

2021 has yielded more memorable albums than you can count on the fingers of two hands

British pianist Peter Donohoe’s recital is a perfect pick-me-up for Covid gloom

I was completely absorbed by this opera as a sound production — maybe one day I’ll get to see the whole show

There needs to be a more balanced assessment of the Israel-Palestine conflict

Bernard Haitink, who died last month, was a conducting master

This debut album is a treat for the senses and a tonic for tired tastes