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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 30, 2015

The volunteer orchestra turns out a pleasing performance of serious works by Sibelius and Bartók and a humorous original composition.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 25, 2015

The former LSO principal conductor and current San Francisco Symphony music director returned to the stage with the orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 17, 2015

Program takes a pleasing look at the cheerful and half-serious sides of the composer.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 10, 2015

A suite by Edvard Grieg was the surprise highlight of a lively concert.

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Chamber Music Review
February 26, 2015

The brilliant last quartets combined with some of Beethoven's earliest in two exhilarating concerts.

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Chamber Music Review
February 19, 2015

Stanford musicians and guests perform Haydn’s first and final symphony, written in the same key, 36 years apart.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 27, 2015

Forget “autumnal”: The Budapest Festival Orchestra brought full-throated, heroic Brahms symphonies to Davies Symphony Hall.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 21, 2015

Jon Nakamatsu teamed with Symphony Silicon Valley, the 1927-designed California Theatre, and works by Gershwin and Ravel to transport audiences back to the roaring ‘20s.

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Chamber Music Review
January 12, 2015

Usually hidden in the pit, S.F. Opera Orchestra musicians took center stage at Music at Kohl Mansion, and played a beautiful and intriguing concert.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 8, 2014

Symphony Silicon Valley, fortified with guest soloist Mayuko Kamio and visiting maestro Tatsuya Shimono, break new ground with Bruckner, Mozart and a surprise encore.

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Chamber Music Review
November 16, 2014
A concert by the Escher Quartet at Kohl Mansion offers solemn repertoire sandwiched between more cheerful music for a striking experiment in contrasts.
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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 5, 2014

New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra works its considerable magic sans conductor, perfectly coordinated and brilliantly with one voice.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 27, 2014

The Symphony Silicon Valley concert led by conductor John Nelson and featuring pianist Jeffrey Kahane is a irresistible lineup of Romantic repertoire.

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Chamber Music Review
October 19, 2014

The St. Lawrence String Quartet's concert at Stanford's Bing Hall features new member/violinist Mark Fewer, guest cellist David Finckel, and a program to showcase their talents.

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Festival Review
July 27, 2014

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize–winning work is paired with Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at Carmel Bach, with some “holy minimalists” included for contrast.

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Chamber Music Review
July 23, 2014

Zemlinsky's time came when the Escher Quartet played all four of his canonical string quartets for one of [email protected]’s Carte Blanche concerts.

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Festival Review
June 27, 2014

The Silicon Valley Music Festival, now in its third season, has acquired some desirable accoutrements: an attractive program book and a set of venues concentrated in downtown San Jose.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 7, 2014

Symphony Silicon Valley wraps up its season with a tasty meat-and-potatoes program, including a Weber bassoon concerto side dish.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 16, 2014

The Symphony Silicon Valley offers a Brahms inspired concert with guest conductor Karen Kamensek and guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu.

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Chamber Music Review
April 25, 2014

The Ives Quartet performs a program that would have drawn a spectrum of reactions from the namesake composer.

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