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The author manages to weave all this together in an irresistibly interesting story that reads like the best suspense novel.
While I don't subscribe to his theory about classical music's death, I accept that the 20th century was a great time in the classical music and its recording industry.
A very sloppy and unprofessional approach to a job overall and a personal insult to the dead composer's memory and the English.
Lebrecht has been placing lilies on the grave of classical music for some time now. A more accurate title would be "The Life and Death of Classical Recording," as classical... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Larry Benjamin
The book, in great depth, describes what I have seen, felt and feared for sometime: the not-so-slow demise of the classical music recording industry as well as the dwindling... Read morePublished 15 months ago by W. R. Jenkinson
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The book itself is five stars, even though lacking of schoolarship sometimes, nevertless... Read more
Biritsh entertainment journalist Norman Lebrecht is to classical music what Leonard Maltin is to the American film industry: a cultural commentator, part historian, part critic,... Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by Larry VanDeSande
N. Lebrecht es mordaz en su particular vision del mundo de la música. Este libro aunque me ha gustado menos que su "El mito del maestro" es interesante para ver cómo... Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by Carlos Urtasun Estanga
I was intrigued to read this book after hearing Norman Lebrecht on the radio when I was in the UK last summer. Then he was speaking about his new book on Mahler: Why Mahler? Read morePublished on April 14, 2011 by HRH
In principle, I'm all for the provocative and challenging opinion - provided that it has substance. If it is only provocative for the sake of provocation, if its only goal is to... Read morePublished on December 13, 2010 by Discophage
The other reviewers provide an adequate overview of Norman Lebrecht's THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, so I'll limit myself here to a few particular observations. Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by V
Norman Lebrecht, author of The Maestro Myth, returns with another inside look at the classical music business. Read morePublished on July 31, 2009 by Vaughan Otter