Lebrecht does have some serious points to make in this article (commercialism,
Salzberg overkill etc) but buries them (gets attention for them??) by
some of the most bizarre comments I have read by a 'serious' cultural
commentator some a long while. A shame.
BTW, I find the Leningrad symphony bombastic, ugly music and cannot
believe he holds it up as finer alternative to, say, the Jupiter symphony
or Don Giovanni.