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Sprightly Rachmaninoff maintains a run of Russians at the Bowl

Sprightly Rachmaninoff maintains a run of Russians at the Bowl

Whether by design or not, the Hollywood Bowl is being overrun with Russian music this month. On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Philharmonic checked in with an all-Rachmaninoff program led by that perennial Bowl guest conductor, the irrepressible Bramwell Tovey. Last week, the Phil opened its summer season with a Russian first half and then went all-Russian with Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev two days later. Next week concludes with the indestructible Tchaikovsky Spectacular. There's nothing political or commemorative about this as far as I can tell, but if you are looking for a distinct pattern across the checkerboard of July concert programs, there it is. Tuesday's program was...

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