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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

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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Opera Review
May 29, 2018

L.A. Opera's ambitious, 28-year-old artist-in-residence brings his first work to the Off Grand series.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 22, 2018

Dudamel conducts the Symphony No. 2, and Mitsuko Uchida is soloist in the composer’s Piano Concerto.

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Chamber Music Review
May 22, 2018

A lively concert awakens interest in authentically Spanish composers.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 15, 2018

Diverse programming and relaxed etiquette make an enjoyable experience.

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Modern Classical Review
February 15, 2018

The technology has been updated, but the music is faithful to the original recording.

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