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Brazen overtures

The breaking news this morning: Norman Lebrecht is repeating gossip Conrad Osborne heard from Stephen Blier, with “corroboration” from The Studer TrollRead more »

Who let the dogs out?

Norman Lebrecht, as is increasingly his wont, emitted a vicious racially-charged dog whistle this morning, and the mangiest curs on the internet (i.e., his commenters) immediately bared their teeth.  Read more »

“It all depends on whose ox is being gored”

One thing Norman Lebrecht does better than anyone in the business: whipping up a racist frenzy.  Read more »


Francesca da Rimini was performed at La Scala four times in 1950 and five times in 1959.

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Slipped hypocrisy

Coot-owned and -operated blog which never reviews anything complains that the New York Times classical music section is reviewing the wrong things.

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My metaphor was drawn from genocides

Peter Gelb offering voluntary buyouts to a couple of dozen employees is precisely the same thing as Nazis murdering hundreds of people.

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“And the usherette was all out of raspberry ripple lollies!”

Long-time followers of Norman Lebrecht will not be surprised in the least to hear this.

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Deplorable disc

Norman Lebrecht is a bloody-minded crank, but, honestly, some of the commenters on his site make him seem the reincarnation of Mother Teresa.

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