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 - June 1, 2021

The wind ensemble’s Ghost Light presents five commissions on themes of life, death, and rebirth.

Richard S. Ginell - May 25, 2021

Philip Glass’s hypnotic Les Enfants Terribles gets the full James Darrah treatment on top of a parking garage.

Richard S. Ginell - May 24, 2021

The new disc features intense, three-way musical discussions based on two decades’ worth of Iyer themes.

Richard S. Ginell - May 18, 2021

A four-CD set is the first installment of a planned 23-year project showcasing new commissions for Chase and her flutes.

Richard S. Ginell - May 8, 2021

Pianist Karl Larson, a frequent collaborator with the composer, makes the most of these languid, idiosyncratic sketches.

 

Richard S. Ginell - May 4, 2021

The homebuilding tycoon was one of L.A.’s most visible, and controversial, arts philanthropists.

Richard S. Ginell - May 1, 2021

Rarely performed in the U.S., this music from Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton deserves a wider audience.

Richard S. Ginell - April 26, 2021

Pacific Opera Project revisits Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti with a delightful small-scale production in front of a live audience.

Richard S. Ginell - April 25, 2021

A new disc from pianist Şahan Arzruni provides a taste of the composer’s easily assimilated, Armenian-flavored piano music.

Richard S. Ginell - April 19, 2021

Percussion virtuoso Colin Currie collaborates with the BBC Philharmonic on two showcase works that range from playful to somber.