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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 Music Review
November 13, 2018

Two 19th-century literary heroes and their impact on Romantic music.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2018

Guest conductor Carlos Vieu shares the limelight with fellow Argentinian, soprano Daniela Tabernig.

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Chamber Music Review
October 23, 2018

Their “Music for Change” program features composers from countries in Africa and Asia hit by the travel ban.

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Chamber Music Review
October 15, 2018

The ensemble’s Sunday programs for Stanford Live embraces a broad vision of chamber music.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 9, 2018

The orchestra reveals its strengths under guest conductor JoAnn Falletta’s baton.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 25, 2018

The orchestra demonstrates its mettle with a polished Bay Area premiere of a neglected Britten concerto.

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Festival Review
August 14, 2018

Anna Clyne’s Abstractions stands out in a concert of contrasts and short takes.

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Chamber Music Review
August 7, 2018

From an airy Mozart piano piece to a dramatic Schoenberg sextet, the final program of 2018 was a study in contrasts.

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Chamber Music Review
August 6, 2018

Bartók, Kodály, Ligeti, and Dohnányi are the roster for an all-Hungarian program.

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Recital Review
July 31, 2018

The music festival dedicates a recital to the much-neglected viola.

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Chamber Music Review
July 29, 2018

The chamber music festival’s virtual tour stops for Bach and Schumann in Saxony.

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Chamber Music Review
July 19, 2018

Parisian wit and flair were on display, even as a brilliant Prelude performance again revealed Menlo's secret.

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Chamber Music Review
July 9, 2018

A commissioned piece from the Bridge Piano Quartet and composer Chad Channon doesn’t work in its San Jose venue.

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Festival Review
July 3, 2018

Arresting performances featured unconventional ensembles, multicultural influences, and soloists on everything from banjo to Vietnamese zither.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 25, 2018

Daniil Trifonov proves the perfect partner for a relaxed Rachmaninoff concerto.

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Chamber Music Review
May 22, 2018

The pulse of the human heart is central to Telegraph's approach to three quartets at Noe Valley.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 15, 2018

Stéphane Denève leads a compelling performance, and Gautier Capuçon is the soloist.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 8, 2018

The oratorio comes together with excellent soloists and choral contributions.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 16, 2018

A delicate reading of a Beethoven concerto pairs nicely with Daniel Harding's stately take on Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony.

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Feature Article
April 10, 2018

In preparation for its performances of the St. John Passion, SFBC convened a panel to talk about the issue of anti-Semitism in historical context.

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