sat 19/09/2020

Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Susanna Clarke: Piranesi review - the mysteries of the House

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BBC Proms live online: Benedetti, OAE, Cohen review – double helpings of Baroque zest

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Nick Hayes: The Book of Trespass review – a leap over England's walls

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The Encore, Opera Holland Park review - stylish return for a squad of old friends

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Luis Sagasti: A Musical Offering review – the sounds of silence

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Mark Padmore, Mitsuko Uchida/ Benjamin Baker, Timothy Ridout, Wigmore Hall online/BBC Radio 3 review – hail and farewell

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Joseph Mazur: The Clock Mirage review – brief histories of time

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Ailish Tynan, Iain Burnside/Allan Clayton, James Baillieu, Wigmore Hall online/BBC Radio 3 review – alone together

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Yuri Herrera: A Silent Fury review – the fire last time

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La voix humaine, Grange Park Opera online review – hanging on the telephone

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Matthew Kneale: Pilgrims review – adventures on the road to Rome

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Rutger Bregman: Humankind, a Hopeful History review – nice guys finish first

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Valerie Hansen: The Year 1000 review - the first globe-trotting age

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Beethoven: 1808 Reconstructed, Aimard, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - a feast in fading light

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Emma Glass: Rest and Be Thankful review – fiction from the paediatric front-line

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Panikos Panayi: Migrant City review – the capital of the world

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