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David Bratman

David Bratman is a librarian who lives with his lawfully wedded soprano and a wall full of symphony recordings.

Articles by this Author

Chamber Music Review
February 17, 2020

The Ariel Quartet plays two of the warhorses in the repertoire, in concert at Kohl Mansion.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 3, 2020

With Giancarlo Guerrero wielding the baton, the Polish orchestra excels in a concert of works by Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 26, 2020

Sergey Khachatryan earns his spotlight turn in the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 10, 2019

Pianist Nareh Arghamanyan discovers deep music in a work once dismissed as “Soviet kitsch.”

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 25, 2019

Eric K and ensemble add some spice to Copland’s El Salón México.

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Chamber Music Review
November 11, 2019

A lost Shostakovich piano trio emerges in “Art Under a Tombstone.”

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Recital Review
November 5, 2019

The dynamic duo shines in the César Franck Sonata at Bing.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 29, 2019

An intriguing bill combines David Amram’s new double concerto with rarities from Lili Boulanger and a Rachmaninoff classic.

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Chamber Music Review
October 22, 2019

In San José, the quartet offers one musical revelation after another.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 7, 2019

The popular guest conductor took a refreshingly straightforward approach to major works from Tchaikovsky and Kodály.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 23, 2019

Pianist Adam Marks makes the most of an early Clara Wieck Schumann concerto.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 17, 2019

Mezzo Rachel Calloway brilliantly channels Frida Kahlo in a Gabriela Lena Frank song cycle.

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Modern Classical Review
August 13, 2019

The jazz trumpeter’s violin concerto starring Nicola Benedetti reveals a surfeit of ideas.

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Chamber Music Review
July 23, 2019

Baritone Nikolay Borchev and pianist Wu Han make a formidable duo in Schubert’s Winterreise at [email protected]

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
July 15, 2019

The refurbished Frost is a beautiful, if not perfect, venue for outdoor orchestral concerts.

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June 3, 2019
S.F. Symphony takes to the brand-new stage on July 10.
Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
June 3, 2019

The pairing of Bach with Shostakovich offers a study in emotional contrasts.

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Recital Review
May 21, 2019

Sarah Cahill and Regina Myers offer a recital of works themed around social justice, some subtle, some not so subtle.

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Youth Ensembles/Student Performances Review
May 14, 2019

Students from the School of Music and Dance excel in a production-heavy performance.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 6, 2019

Two SSV favorites, Tatsuya Shimono and Jon Nakamatsu, anchor an all-around brilliant concert.

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