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

Richard S. Ginell - June 21, 2022

A lot has changed since the company premiered the work in 2019, including a Pulitzer Prize for Anthony Davis’s score.

Richard S. Ginell - June 11, 2022

A new CD of the Finnish composer’s pieces for violin and orchestra suggests that he was far from finished.

Richard S. Ginell - May 24, 2022

Giustino transcends time and place in James Darrah’s new production for Long Beach Opera.

Richard S. Ginell - May 24, 2022

A lively concert of 20th-century Italian chamber music focuses on works by Ferruccio Busoni and Luciano Berio.

Richard S. Ginell - May 9, 2022

The composer/pianist/singer teams up with electronic musician Sam Pluta to explore the intersection of music and text.

Richard S. Ginell - May 2, 2022

After years of delays, Dudamel and the LA Phil give the composer’s masterpiece the radiant performance it deserves.

Richard S. Ginell - April 11, 2022

Kati Agócs’s title track is the highlight of this recording of new music for the piano trio.

Richard S. Ginell - April 4, 2022

A new recording by Gidon Kremer illuminates Weinberg’s debt to Shostakovich.

Richard S. Ginell - March 28, 2022

Violinist Regina Carter is as swinging and gracious as ever in an opening set with her quartet.

Richard S. Ginell - March 28, 2022

Our selection of outstanding gems from the composer’s endlessly evolving career.