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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

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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New Music Review
September 23, 2019

The line between pop and classical continues to blur, in a three-concert series presented by Christopher Rountree and Anna Bulbrook.

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Jazz Review
August 30, 2019

The jazzy Christian McBride Big Band finds common ground with progressive hip-hop from The Roots.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
August 30, 2019

The American composer is getting used to august company.

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Jazz Review
August 17, 2019

It was a Brazilian love affair for a night filled with tributes and reunions of old pros.

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Feature Article
August 6, 2019

A facility has been added to Tanglewood, but the festival does not lack for great performance spaces and musicians.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 26, 2019

The LA Phil provides the emotional impact despite the drawbacks of the Hollywood Bowl.

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Chamber Music Review
July 22, 2019

A festival finale features attractive world premieres and “Beethoven that Beethoven Never Heard.”

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Chamber Music Review
July 19, 2019

Intrepid string ensembles transcend challenging acoustics with delightful works that should be heard more often.

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Modern Classical Review
June 29, 2019

Russell Steinberg’s Rucksack traces an immigrant experience from an earlier era.

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Opera Review
June 18, 2019

Composer Anthony Davis’s flexible stylistic palette serves the story well.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 17, 2019

The conductor leads a chamber concert featuring music by Korngold and Schoenberg, with musicians of the L.A. Opera Orchestra.

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Festival Review
June 10, 2019

The annual festival is a load of fun, despite persistent over-amplification.

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