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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 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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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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