Richard S. Ginell

Richard S. Ginell writes regularly about music for the Los Angeles Times, Musical, and Classical Voice North America.  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 - December 5, 2023

The LA Phil features Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Karawane and Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.

Richard S. Ginell - November 28, 2023

The statewide experiment was a reason to visit three cities and experience the exciting music offered by their orchestras.

Richard S. Ginell - November 28, 2023

The Soviet composer’s conflicted legacy reaches astonishing highs and lows in this concluding CD set from the orchestra and Andris Nelsons.

Richard S. Ginell - November 21, 2023

Gabriela Lena Frank’s luminous and dreamlike work has its third staging in California.

Richard S. Ginell - November 5, 2023

The conductor-composer’s Tiu celebrates the 20th anniversary of Disney Hall in a concert that also features violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

Richard S. Ginell - October 17, 2023

The conductor burnishes her resume with strong performances of music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Jessie Montgomery.

Richard S. Ginell - October 10, 2023

Sheku Kanneh-Mason takes on Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto, while Dudamel leads a Villa-Lobos ballet and Stravinsky’s Firebird.

Richard S. Ginell - September 25, 2023

These recordings led by Gustavo Dudamel in February of this year capture some of the pianist’s most thrilling work to date.

Richard S. Ginell - September 15, 2023

Karen Kamensek leads performances of The Planets and Glass’s First Violin Concerto that get there in the end.

Richard S. Ginell - September 5, 2023

Dig into these recordings from almost a century ago to hear how far interpretations of this monumental composer have come.