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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
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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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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