Norman Lebrecht reviews Shostakovich: Violin concertos 1&2, performed by Alina Ibragimova and the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia

Summertime and the streaming is easy, but Netflix’s White Lines leaves Adam LeBor cold

Hannah Betts reviews The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel

Simon Heffer reviews Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate by Paul Lay

Stephen Parkinson reviews The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F Buckley Jr, and the debate over race in America, by Nicholas Buccola

Robert Hutton reviews Our Man in New York by Henry Hemming

Richard Reinsch reviews The New Class War By Michael Lind

Michael Henderson reviews A Small Revolution in Germany by Philip Hensher and Here We Are by Graham Swift