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Gavin Dixon

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Gavin Dixon is a writer, journalist and editor specialising in classical music. He teaches at the University of Kent and is a Curator of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum. He is also Music Editor of Fanfare Magazine.

Articles By Gavin Dixon

Singcircle, Barbican review - veteran ensemble bids farewell with Stockhausen

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Florian Boesch, Justus Zeyen, Wigmore Hall review - power, intimacy and atmosphere

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LPO, Renes, RFH review - solid Bruckner lacking in nuance

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BBCSO, Storgårds, Barbican review – Jolas intrigues, Mahler 4 disappoints

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Lucia di Lammermoor, Royal Opera review - creepy, violent and intense

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BBCSO, Brabbins, Barbican review - commanding vistas of earth and sea

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Dardanus, English Touring Opera review - mixed fortunes for warzone updating

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Goode, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - tender Mozart, dynamic Bruckner

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The Tallis Scholars, Phillips, Cadogan Hall review - intimacy in late Renaissance music

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Last Night of the Proms review: Stemme, BBCSO, Oramo - international array, abundant blue and gold

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Prom 74: Ax, Vienna Philharmonic, Tilson Thomas review - elegance without passion

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Prom 6: Benedetti, BBC NOW, Søndergård - dazzling violin magic

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Katya Kabanova, Opera Holland Park review - clarity and pace in Janáček's Volga tragedy

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OAE, Christie, St John's Smith Square

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Die Walküre, Grange Park Opera review - imaginative and intelligent

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Ensemble InterContemporain, Wigmore Hall

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