Richard S. Ginell

Richard S. Ginell writes regularly about music for the Los Angeles Times, Musical, 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 - September 19, 2021

The pianist takes unpredictable but always absorbing creative risks on his new album.

Richard S. Ginell - September 13, 2021

A new disc featuring commissions for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra reveals the charms of a once-popular composer who deserves wider recognition.

Richard S. Ginell - September 7, 2021

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra renders three Mendoza compositions with soprano Julia Bullock and saxophonist Joshua Redman joining in.

Richard S. Ginell - August 30, 2021

He and the LA Phil also revisit his debut with the orchestra via an electrifying Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.

Richard S. Ginell - August 23, 2021

Gil Rose and company bracket Medea with an old favorite and a revealing Hand of Bridge.

Richard S. Ginell - August 17, 2021

The jazz legend has two new boxed sets, with much more still to come.

Richard S. Ginell - August 9, 2021

With loads of bells and whistles, the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park promises to be a nearly perfect venue for the energized orchestra.

Richard S. Ginell - August 2, 2021

Good performances of early pieces by a composer who later forged his own distinctive language.

Richard S. Ginell - July 26, 2021

Paintings were the inspiration for Thea Musgrave’s Trumpet Concerto and, of course, for a Mussorgsky/Ravel classic, at the Hollywood Bowl.


Richard S. Ginell - July 19, 2021

He’s one of the giants of the jazz world, but he’s never settled for just one genre. SFCV has your guide to the pianist/composer’s staggering output.