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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
February 11, 2020

Conductor and orchestra up their game in music by Hindemith, Schoenberg, and Kurt Weill.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 10, 2020

It’s a trek from downtown, but the venue’s superior acoustics prove perfect for the chamber orchestra’s wide-ranging concert.

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New Music Review
January 23, 2020

This combo highlights the improvisational chops of the chameleonic Anderson.

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Jazz Review
January 20, 2020

The “Onstage Sessions Jazz Club” setting was perfect for the Brazilian jazz singer’s take on The Book of Longing.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 6, 2020

LA Phil audiences have heard a lot of the piece recently, but Mehta proves himself the master.

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Feature Article
December 22, 2019

Streaming digital music hasn’t completely killed the venerable tradition of great orchestras making interesting records.

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Choral Review
December 17, 2019

The LA Master Chorale sings a serious holiday program.

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New Music Review
December 15, 2019

The LA Phil New Music Group focuses on the late composer’s works for small ensembles.

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Jazz Review
December 9, 2019

Two of the hottest guitarists on the scene team up for a joyful, free-flowing exchange of six-string ideas.

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New Music Review
November 27, 2019

Music for percussion and electronics interweaves, with works by Iannis Xenakis and Bernard Parmegiani.

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Jazz Review
November 25, 2019

The genre-jumping ensemble fulfills its early promise with an adventurous show at Disney Concert Hall.

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New Music Review
November 22, 2019

Spectral music was the theme of this unusual concert with “period” electronic instruments.

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New Music Review
November 12, 2019

Finding roses among the thorns with L.A.’s new-music mavens.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 4, 2019

The LA Phil offers a glimpse of their upcoming tour.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2019

The thrilling new composition deserves to be in the front ranks of current orchestral repertory.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2019

Mehta, Salonen, and Dudamel join forces in a concert celebrating the ensemble’s history.

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Choral Review
October 22, 2019

Two major choral works, never before performed by the ensemble.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 8, 2019

The Venezuelan conductor brings out the best in his new orchestra in wildly different works by Gustav Mahler and Mason Bates.

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Jazz Review
October 6, 2019

Christian McBride and Brian Blades join the pianist in an endlessly inventive set of fresh-sounding standards.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 30, 2019

Anne Sofie von Otter shines in a Berlioz song cycle.

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