sat 16/11/2019

Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Orphée, English National Opera review – through a screen darkly

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Wegener, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review – on the revolutionary road to Mahler

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Caroline Moorehead: A House in the Mountains review – the women's war against Fascism

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Poster, Cabeza, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place review – shock of the new

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Jung Chang: Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister review – China's century in three women's lives

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Andsnes, Oslo Philharmonic, Petrenko, Barbican review – polish and passion

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Verdi Requiem, LPO, Gardner, RFH review – beyond the big noise

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The Silver Lake, English Touring Opera review - shadows of the Weimar twilight

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Prom 72/3: Aurora Orchestra, Collon review – Berlioz not quite lost in showbiz

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William Dalrymple: The Anarchy review – masterly history of the first rogue corporation

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Prom 63: Wang, Staatskapelle Dresden, Chung review – private passions

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Selina Todd: Tastes of Honey review – Salford dreams of freedom

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Niall Griffiths: Broken Ghost review - Welsh visions of hope and loss

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Prom 26: BBCNOW, Stutzmann review – a banquet of fervent favourites

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Prom 20: Kuusisto, BBCSSO, Dausgaard review – Sibelius between folk and art

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Monteverdi Vespers, Cummings, The English Concert, Garsington Opera Chorus review – Gloria in the Chilterns

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