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

David Bratman - January 31, 2023

The Chicago quartet is in its element with a program of recent works written expressly for the group.

David Bratman - December 6, 2022

Dvořák’s masterpiece shares space with a couple of unusual works in a brilliantly played concert.

David Bratman - November 15, 2022

Meta4 makes its West Coast debut with a fascinating concert of works inspired by the far north.

David Bratman - October 24, 2022

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads a program of dark favorites by Modest Mussorgsky, Franz Liszt, and Hector Berlioz.

David Bratman - October 16, 2022

It’s a gigantic new piece that, perhaps surprisingly, is entirely at home on a program of 20th-century masterworks.

David Bratman - August 9, 2022

When concern over COVID cases took out half the orchestra, the weekend’s programming had to change.

David Bratman - July 18, 2022

The summer’s opening program lets everyone — vocalists, concerto soloists, and orchestra — shine.

David Bratman - June 6, 2022

Daniil Trifonov debuts the composer’s Piano Concerto, part of an off-the-beaten-path program conducted by Ruth Reinhardt.

David Bratman - May 2, 2022

Violinist Vilde Frang matches Mäkelä’s controlled approach in a lyrical reading of Berg’s Violin Concerto.

David Bratman - April 11, 2022

John Adams’s Absolute Jest is the thorny centerpiece of an upbeat concert.