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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 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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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 20, 2018

Fives hours of performances — from Berio to Yoko Ono — make for a fun, irresistible evening.

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Modern Classical Review
November 13, 2018

The famous avant-garde jazz album sets the stage for new compositions.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2018

LACO shows its strengths throughout the challenging, unusual program from Seattle Symphony’s upcoming music director.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 16, 2018

Hancock’s powerful jazz ignited sparks on stage — with the orchestra and without.

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Jazz Review
October 16, 2018

The visionary jazz artist continues to find new expression through his compositions and personal performances.

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Jazz Review
September 24, 2018

Two masterful orchestras put the jazz back in “Jazz at the Bowl.”

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
August 21, 2018

The orchestra’s contributions were minimal in an evening that featured flamenco-tinged guitar pyrotechnics.

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Opera Review
July 2, 2018

Fun, silliness, and some great music abound in the West-Coast premiere of this buffa rarity.

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Artist Spotlight
June 5, 2018

The virtuoso violinist brings her relentless curiosity and unbridled passion for new music to the pioneering festival.

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