Norman Lebrecht

Norman Lebrecht

Eighty years old this month, the Canadian singer and songwriter has always been proud to be a Jew first and last — as his songs reveal

Already embattled, music critics have done themselves no favours by
attacking a young singer’s figure

The Classical Commentaries of Norman Lebrecht in Standpoint are now available as an ebook

The British composer’s music fits into no convenient category. That is what makes it so brilliant

The glare of the public eye can be disastrous for talented children. But sometimes the gamble pays off

Richard Strauss tested bourgeois tolerance with Salome and Elektra but found it bad for business

The story of music and the Jews is one of harvesting and embellishing a variety of local traditions

For two decades Harry Stanley Fairclough turned the Wiltshire town into a leading centre of opera

Israel’s thriving and very much integrated Arab population confounds the perpetual accusation that it is somehow an ‘apartheid state’

Menahem Pressler’s enduring genius lies in his generosity of spirit and simplicity of approach