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Norman Lebrecht

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
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38917-6 (0-307-38917-0)

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






The Life and Death of Classical Music
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9658-9 (1-4000-9658-8)

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






The Song of Names
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3489-5 (1-4000-3489-2)

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






Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Anchor | Trade Paperback | November 2011
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9657-2 (1-4000-9657-X)

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...

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