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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
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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Chamber Music Review
March 27, 2018

In a brilliantly curated concert, the SJCO offers meditations on climate change, humanity and technology, and the natural world.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 20, 2018

A vibrant program of challenging works benefited from superb solos and energetic conducting by Carlos Vieu.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 20, 2018

Howard Hanson's "Romantic" is the standout in a program that included works by Bernstein, Copland, and Nancy Bloomer Deussen.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 13, 2018

Works from Corelli, Georg Muffat, and George Frideric Handel explore variations on the concerto grosso form.

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Chamber Music Review
February 27, 2018

The venerable group wraps up a 30-year run with a final world tour.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 12, 2018

Soloists are at the fore in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, but the orchestra was at its best in the Stravinsky ballet.

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Chamber Music Review
January 29, 2018

Adapting the piano accompaniment for string quartet elicited the operatic quality of Schubert’s songs.

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Chamber Music Review
December 12, 2017

Pianist Tamami Honma, violinist Julian Brown, and cellist Yong-Zi Ma bring infectious joy to a program of Beethoven and Shostakovich.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 5, 2017

The remarkable 12-year-old prodigy performs her own violin concerto with aplomb.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 21, 2017

New settings of the Nobel winner’s classic songs raise philosophical questions about the relationship of text and music.

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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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