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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

Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 14, 2017

From von Biber’s bombastic Battalia to the subtleties of a recent Andrew Norman piece, the NCCO played everything with grace and beauty.

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Choral Review
November 7, 2017

A small piece from composer Frank Ticheli ignites while Ola Gjeilo’s Sacris Solemniis merely soothes.

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Recital Review
October 31, 2017

High modernism is alive and well and cellist Karttunen brought some fine, new examples to Cal Performances.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 23, 2017

Soloist Mayuko Kamio stands out in Khachaturian Violin Concerto.

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Chamber Music Review
October 17, 2017

The veteran ensemble champions new and vintage works for the modern brass quintet.

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Chamber Music Review
August 5, 2017

In a concert ostensibly about expressionism, the surprise was Kreisler’s 1919 string quartet.

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Chamber Music Review
July 24, 2017

Louis Spohr hits a double but Mendelssohn crushes a surprise home run with an early piano quartet.

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Chamber Music Review
July 18, 2017

The “Classical Style” concert focuses on chamber masterworks from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 19, 2017

Meanwhile, conductor Vasily Petrenko made a meal of Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony, leading the San Francisco Symphony’s weekend program.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 9, 2017

California Symphony contrasted Visconti’s lyrical concerto with big-boned, dramatic works.

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Chamber Music Review
April 25, 2017

The acclaimed young ensemble exhibit technical mastery and nuanced interpretations of Beethoven, Haydn, and Shostakovich.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 21, 2017

The piano phenom offers fiery renditions of two long, very different concertos.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 7, 2017

Herbert Blomstedt guides a taut, inspired reading of Beethoven’s masterpiece.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 25, 2016

Guest artists Edvard Tshivzhel and Nikolai Demidenko help translate works from their compatriots.

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Recital Review
October 4, 2016

In a marathon program, five performers find distinctly different musical expression in the composer’s piano studies.

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Chamber Music Review
September 20, 2016

The quartet’s meticulous attention to detail enlivens a program of Mozart and Haydn in an intimate setting.

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Recital Review
August 16, 2016

New Piano Collective’s second inaugural program ranged from the sublime to the silly.

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Chamber Music Review
July 26, 2016

Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian shine on a program spanning centuries of musical expression.

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Chamber Music Review
July 26, 2016

Lesser-known composers took center stage at [email protected], where real masterworks by Erno Dohnányi and Anton Arensky were shadowed by early works from Mahler and Shostakovich.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 7, 2016

The Parisian-inflected program featured works by Saint-Saëns, Franck, and da Falla.

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