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David Bratman

David Bratman is a librarian who lives with his lawfully wedded soprano and a wall full of symphony recordings.

Articles by this Author

Recital Review
March 9, 2020

The online-only recital features spirited renditions of modern American songs.

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Chamber Music Review
March 7, 2020

Violinist Michael Barenboim leads a spirited string octet dedicated to building unity through musical conversation.

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Chamber Music Review
February 17, 2020

The Ariel Quartet plays two of the warhorses in the repertoire, in concert at Kohl Mansion.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 3, 2020

With Giancarlo Guerrero wielding the baton, the Polish orchestra excels in a concert of works by Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 26, 2020

Sergey Khachatryan earns his spotlight turn in the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 10, 2019

Pianist Nareh Arghamanyan discovers deep music in a work once dismissed as “Soviet kitsch.”

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 25, 2019

Eric K and ensemble add some spice to Copland’s El Salón México.

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Chamber Music Review
November 11, 2019

A lost Shostakovich piano trio emerges in “Art Under a Tombstone.”

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Recital Review
November 5, 2019

The dynamic duo shines in the César Franck Sonata at Bing.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2019

An intriguing bill combines David Amram’s new double concerto with rarities from Lili Boulanger and a Rachmaninoff classic.

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Chamber Music Review
October 22, 2019

In San José, the quartet offers one musical revelation after another.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 7, 2019

The popular guest conductor took a refreshingly straightforward approach to major works from Tchaikovsky and Kodály.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 23, 2019

Pianist Adam Marks makes the most of an early Clara Wieck Schumann concerto.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 17, 2019

Mezzo Rachel Calloway brilliantly channels Frida Kahlo in a Gabriela Lena Frank song cycle.

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Modern Classical Review
August 13, 2019

The jazz trumpeter’s violin concerto starring Nicola Benedetti reveals a surfeit of ideas.

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Chamber Music Review
July 23, 2019

Baritone Nikolay Borchev and pianist Wu Han make a formidable duo in Schubert’s Winterreise at [email protected]

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 15, 2019

The refurbished Frost is a beautiful, if not perfect, venue for outdoor orchestral concerts.

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June 3, 2019
S.F. Symphony takes to the brand-new stage on July 10.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 3, 2019

The pairing of Bach with Shostakovich offers a study in emotional contrasts.

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Recital Review
May 21, 2019

Sarah Cahill and Regina Myers offer a recital of works themed around social justice, some subtle, some not so subtle.

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