Richard S. Ginell

Richard S. Ginell writes regularly about music for the Los Angeles Times, Musical, and Classical Voice North America.  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 - September 20, 2022

Changing the setting of Donizetti’s opera adds a conceptual layer that enhances a cherished score.

Richard S. Ginell - September 12, 2022

The massive work for orchestra, big band, and chorus was first heard on the West Coast 21 years ago, two days after 9/11.

Richard S. Ginell - August 29, 2022

The leading Danish composer turned 90 this year, and these major works capture a lifetime of musical evolution.

Richard S. Ginell - August 23, 2022

The LA Phil plays a patriotic program with a twist, centered around singer Davóne Tines’s serious examination of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Richard S. Ginell - August 14, 2022

A dozen different groups and composers put their spin on Satie’s simple piano masterworks.

Richard S. Ginell - August 14, 2022

Two works premiered in past seasons, Daníel Bjarnason’s Violin Concerto and Anna Meredith’s Nautilus, make the program again at the Bowl.

Richard S. Ginell - August 8, 2022

The 26-year-old Klaus Mäkelä shows poise in tackling one of the giants of symphonic music.

Richard S. Ginell - August 1, 2022

Genius pianist, oddball, polemicist — here’s Gould at his best, including a lot of things that deserve more notoriety.

Richard S. Ginell - July 11, 2022

The eclectic American composer has been writing ragtime music off and on since 1967, all collected on a new recording.

Richard S. Ginell - June 27, 2022

The adventurous Chicago ensemble records a set of new works that at times sound reassuringly traditional.