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Richard S. Ginell

Richard S. Ginell writes regularly about music for the Los Angeles Times, Musical America.com, Classical Voice North America, and American Record Guide.  He has also contributed to Gramophone and The Strad, among many other publications. In another lifetime, he was chief music critic of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Articles by this Author

Chamber Music Review
July 22, 2019

A festival finale features attractive world premieres and “Beethoven that Beethoven Never Heard.”

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Chamber Music Review
July 19, 2019

Intrepid string ensembles transcend challenging acoustics with delightful works that should be heard more often.

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Modern Classical Review
June 29, 2019

Russell Steinberg’s Rucksack traces an immigrant experience from an earlier era.

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Opera Review
June 18, 2019

Composer Anthony Davis’s flexible stylistic palette serves the story well.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 17, 2019

The conductor leads a chamber concert featuring music by Korngold and Schoenberg, with musicians of the L.A. Opera Orchestra.

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Festival Review
June 10, 2019

The annual festival is a load of fun, despite persistent over-amplification.

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Modern Classical Review
June 4, 2019

This treasure trove of adventurous new music is a steal for anyone with open ears.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 3, 2019

A fine, crisp performance with an ensemble not quite the size of the “Symphony of a Thousand.”

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 28, 2019

Baritone Matthias Goerne stands out in a quartet of strong soloists.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 13, 2019

The premiere of Inferno is just part of the evening-length ballet envisioned by the prolific composer.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 29, 2019

The conductor charms listeners and demonstrates his skill in a concert pairing a Bryce Dessner song cycle with Mozart’s Requiem.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 16, 2019

Salonen’s “Faith” concert with the LA Phil celebrates the vitality of the composer’s final years.

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Chamber Music Review
April 9, 2019

The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center boasts acoustics designed by famed Yasuhisa Toyota.

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Chamber Music Review
March 26, 2019

Highlights include a Florence Price piano sonata and a swinging new arrangement of a Duke Ellington classic.

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Choral Review
March 19, 2019

Jenny Wong conducts works that grapple with the aftermath of death in different ways.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 5, 2019

Ahead of an international tour, the LA Phil stretches its Mahler muscles.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 19, 2019

Thomas Wilkins conducts revelatory performances of works by Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, and George Gershwin.

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Chamber Music Review
January 18, 2019

Despite the title, “The Edge of Jazz” plays more to the concert hall than to the swinging bandstand.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 3, 2018

His masterful setting of a Carl Sandburg poem highlights the first concert of MTT’s two-week residency in Los Angeles.

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Choral Review
November 20, 2018

Grant Gershon leads a program pairing Bach with an Indian-inspired West Coast premiere from Reena Esmail.

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