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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Aci by the River, London Handel Festival, Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse review - myths for the #MeToo age

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Josefowicz, LPO, Järvi, RFH review - friendly monsters

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Bach's Easter Oratorio, OAE, Whelan, QEH review - the joys of springtime

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Winterreise, Clayton, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, QEH review - new maps for the great journey

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theartsdesk in Strasbourg: crossing the frontiers

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The Magic Flute, English National Opera review - return of an enchanted evening

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Manon Lescaut, English Touring Opera review - a nightmare in too many ways

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Lugansky, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Letonja, Cadogan Hall review - Russian soul, French flair

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Segev, LPO, Lyniv, RFH review - melody, magic, and mourning

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Williams, Kenny, Wigmore Hall review - an afternoon of early-Baroque bliss

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Gerhaher, Huber, Wigmore Hall review - new colours from old favourites

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Polyphony/OAE, Layton, St John's Smith Square review - truncated triumph

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London Handel Players, Butterfield, Wigmore Hall review - Bach with bite for Christmas

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Mariam Batsashvili, Wigmore Hall review - spectacular pianism, with a sense of fun

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I Fagiolini, Hollingworth, St Martin-in-the-Fields review - it's not the Messiah...

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Morison, Immler, BBCSO, Bychkov, Barbican review - a Kafka journey and a mighty landmark

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