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Norman Lebrecht
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Norman Lebrecht has written several best-selling works of nonfiction, including The Maestro Myth and Who Killed Classical Music? He is also the award-winning author of the novels The Song of Names and The Game of Opposites. He writes regularly for Bloomberg.com and The Wall Street Journal, and he presents The Lebrecht Interview series on BBC Radio 3 and The Record Doctor on WNYC. He lives in London.

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The Game of Opposites

Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.95

In an unnamed country at the end of a world war, Paul Miller escapes from a labor camp, collapsing after a few hundred feet. Taken in by a young woman he learns to love, Paul decides to stay where he is, and, as the war ends, he marries, starts a family... Read more >
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The Game of Opposites
A Novel
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Life and Death of Classical Music
Featuring the 100 Best and 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

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The Life and Death of Classical Music
Featuring the 100 Best and 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $16.00

In this compulsively readable, fascinating, and provocative guide to classical music, Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators tells the story of the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso’s first notes to the heyday of Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Callas, and von Karajan.

Lebrecht compellingly demonstrates that classical recording... Read more >
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The Song of Names

Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $14.95

Martin Simmonds’ father tells him, “Never trust a musician when he speaks about love.” The advice comes too late. Martin already loves Dovidl Rapoport, an eerily gifted Polish violin prodigy whose parents left him in the Simmonds’s care before they perished in the Holocaust. For a time the two boys are... Read more >
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The Song of Names

Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does?

Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

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