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 - January 18, 2022

The conductor delivers ebullient performances over the course of two weekends with the LA Phil.

Richard S. Ginell - January 18, 2022

Glasper’s imagination takes off in the wildly eclectic second set, replete with the String Candy Orchestra, a DJ, and electronic voice-overs.

Richard S. Ginell - January 10, 2022

Jonas Kaufmann and Marlis Petersen shine with the Bavarian State Opera under the baton of Kirill Petrenko in this 2019 production.

Richard S. Ginell - January 3, 2022

The world-famous brother-and-sister duo deliver with a new album of cello sonatas.

Richard S. Ginell - December 20, 2021

A recently unearthed recording of Coltrane live in Seattle with a powerhouse septet shines new light on his musical journey.

Richard S. Ginell - December 13, 2021

Carpenter’s unusual repertory choices are enhanced by the one-of-a-kind International Touring Organ.

Richard S. Ginell - December 6, 2021

Xian Zhang leads Martin Chalifour and the symphony in Woven Loom, Silver Spindle, Julia Adolphe’s new violin concerto.

Richard S. Ginell - November 29, 2021

Somber Renaissance and minimalist music mingle in this austere release from the Brooklyn-based ensemble.

Richard S. Ginell - November 29, 2021

SF Symphony’s longtime leader built a career championing great music deserving a bigger audience. Here’s our sampler of MTT’s fascinating discography.

Richard S. Ginell - November 21, 2021

Conductor Garrett Keast and a cadre of Berlin-based musicians release a disc with American musical roots and branches.