Norman Lebrecht

Norman Lebrecht

The Berlin Philharmonic produced a discordant sound when it tried to elect a new chief conductor

The quiet photographer who recorded England in post-war transition

A startling new Hungarian grand is a postmodern marvel that would have delighted Liszt himself

Debates over the merits and value of new concert venues are raging in Paris, Munich and now London

“The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has done much harm and little good to the state of British arts.”

Nervousness surrounds the search by the world’s most admired orchestra for a new chief conductor

The elusive Dane is at last emerging from the shadow of his Finnish contemporary, Sibelius

The New York Met’s fudge over The Death of Klinghoffer uproar has left neither side satisfied 

Christopher Hogwood led a revival in early music but the movement died of self-inflicted wounds 

Classical music is full of savage backbiters, always ready to pour vitriol on more successful artists