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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

Feature Article
July 27, 2020

The box set documents the conductor’s 16 years with the orchestra and the transformations he inaugurated.

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Recording Review
July 21, 2020

A delightful new CD highlights recent keyboard works inspired by early modernist paintings.

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Streaming Review
July 13, 2020

Three young Russian piano stars perform recently discovered pieces in a joint recital.

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Recording Review
June 28, 2020

The composer’s latest major work is a symphony on par with Mahler’s Eighth.

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Recording Review
June 21, 2020

Prokofiev delights in blurring boundaries in his quest to bring classical music into the 21st century.

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Recording Review
June 15, 2020

Three single-movement sonatas highlight the pianist’s formidable range on a sparkling new recording.

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Recording Review
June 6, 2020

Anna Clyne’s concerto, composed for soloist Inbal Segev, makes an impression.

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DVD Review
May 30, 2020

A powerful concert benefits from judicious editing and stirs poignant memories.

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CD Review
May 18, 2020

A decade’s worth of the Canadian composer’s challenging new music takes time to absorb.

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CD Review
May 12, 2020

The adventurous concert series celebrates the early minimalist with an inaugural CD of his challenging music.

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CD Review
May 2, 2020

The composer’s timely, poignant work is lovingly rendered by the Oregon Symphony and guests.

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CD Review
April 24, 2020

The composer’s latest is a choral memoir of life in a Soho loft.

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CD Review
April 13, 2020

Spooky twilight music dominates the fearless keyboard wizard’s latest release.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 6, 2020

Pianist Kirill Gerstein delights in a recording of a playful new Adès concerto.

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CD Review
March 27, 2020

A new CD offers a glimpse of the composer’s much-postponed multimedia collaboration with poet Saul Williams on issues of gentrification.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 9, 2020

Jazz takes center stage with the LA Phil and the octogenarian keyboard wizard.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 2, 2020

Dudamel delves into the details with his superb readings of the American master.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 25, 2020

Gustavo goes for the gusto with Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 in LA Phil’s welcome Ives Festival.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 11, 2020

Conductor and orchestra up their game in music by Hindemith, Schoenberg, and Kurt Weill.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 10, 2020

It’s a trek from downtown, but the venue’s superior acoustics prove perfect for the chamber orchestra’s wide-ranging concert.

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