Benjamin Frandzel

Benjamin Frandzel has written on music and the arts for a wide range of publications. He has a background as a guitarist and composer, and has collaborated with dance, theater, and visual artists. 

Articles By This Author

Benjamin Frandzel - December 11, 2014

LCCEʼs excellent guitarist, Michael Goldberg, curated a concert of world premieres and 20th-century gems.

Benjamin Frandzel - November 18, 2014

SFCMP has come up with a laudable concept for their new season, commissioning work from 10 composers who, stylistically and generationally, cover a wide spectrum of new music.

Benjamin Frandzel - September 15, 2014

Composer in Residence Derek Bermel shines in three rich works at NCCO; Arvo Pärt also does his part.

Benjamin Frandzel - June 23, 2014

Old to freshly minted music highlights the pan-stylistic nature of much contemporary music in the bracing Ojai North festival.

Benjamin Frandzel - September 23, 2013

There is no question of the San Francisco Symphony’s mastery of Mahler’s symphonies, as they proved again last week.

Benjamin Frandzel - July 23, 2013

With a nod to Bach, the thematic link behind this season’s Music@Menlo Festival, Christopher Froh and friends took an audience on an exhilarating tour of percussive possibilities.

Benjamin Frandzel - July 15, 2013

In an outstanding concert at the Carmel Bach Festival, Thea Musgrave’s new paean to J.S. Bach was both rich and exciting.

Benjamin Frandzel - June 25, 2013

Themes related to Jewish superstitions are woven into a culturally rich program by S.F. Choral Artists and Veretski Pass.

Benjamin Frandzel - October 23, 2012

That sublime pianist András Schiff reveals rarely heard colors and complexity in his performance of Book II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.

Benjamin Frandzel - September 27, 2012

Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot lofts his sublime music into the air, buoyed by Itzhak Perlman’s violin and assorted klezmer musicians.