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 - April 11, 2021

The groundbreaking CBS Masterworks Black Composers Series presents forgotten music history spanning two centuries.

Richard S. Ginell - April 5, 2021

A beautiful recording of Deryck Cooke’s finished score shows the profound depth of Mahler’s vision for the symphony.

Richard S. Ginell - March 29, 2021

A digital-only EP captures the Seattle Symphony in the premiere live performance of Walker’s uncompromising Sinfonia No. 5.

 

Richard S. Ginell - March 22, 2021

SF Symphony’s new music director has an impressive back catalog as a conductor and a composer. Here’s our guide to some of his best.

Richard S. Ginell - March 22, 2021

It’s a family affair on this new disc featuring fine accounts of the Mendelssohn Octet and two new works.

Richard S. Ginell - March 15, 2021

Abetted by Alexey Botvinov, Hope gives a remarkable account of Alfred Schnittke’s thorny chamber works for violin and piano.

Richard S. Ginell - March 8, 2021

The Clarinet Quintet is the high point of this introductory volume of Catalyst’s Uncovered series exploring Black composers.

Richard S. Ginell - March 1, 2021

Recorded during the pandemic, Saudade showcases recent compositions from a creative voice that deserves a broader audience.

Richard S. Ginell - February 22, 2021

A new release of outtakes, practice runs, and studio chatter illuminates the evolution of a jazz classic.

Richard S. Ginell - January 18, 2021

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish, and Sō Percussion record Shaw’s Americana-steeped song cycle.