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Norman Lebrecht

Norman Lebrecht is one of the most widely-read modern commentators on music, culture, and politics. His Wednesday column in the (London) Evening Standard and on the internet has been described as "required reading". His BBC Radio 3 show, "Lebrecht Live", attracts web-listeners from Buenos Aires to Budapest. His many books include The Maestro Myth , When the Music Stops , Mahler Remembered , and Covent Garden: The Untold Story . The Song of Names is his first novel.