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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

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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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 24, 2016

A John Adams piece featuring electric violin is at the heart of a program exploring the contemplative side of 20th-century music.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 10, 2016

A concerto penned under the auspices of the symphony’s Young American Composer-in-Residence program gets the spotlight in a beautifully balanced program.

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