'Norman Lebrecht is classical music's chief mischief-maker. As full of bombast as a fairground barker, he will print what most would only hint ... [it is] a lickety-spit history of the industry from wax cylinders to MP3s.' -- Anna Picard, The Independent on Sunday
About the Author
Norman Lebrecht won the Whitbread First Novel Award for 2003 with The Song of Names.
Born in London, Norman Lebrecht is Assistant Editor of the Evening Standard
and presenter of lebrecht.live on BBC Radio 3. He has written eleven books about music, translated into 15 languages, and is regarded as one of the foremost cultural commentators of our time.