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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

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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Prom 2, Bell, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Hrůša review – Bohemian rhapsody, and refinement

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Die Zauberflöte, Glyndebourne Festival review – high jinks in the Grand Mozart Hotel

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Gina Apostol: Insurrecto review – a treacherous archipelago of stories

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The Cunning Little Vixen, Rattle, LSO, Barbican review – dark magic in the woods

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Belshazzar, The Grange Festival review – songs of freedom

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Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – bittersweet Berlin

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theartsdesk in Bergen: Gothic shocks and Romantic treats

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Le Nozze di Figaro, The Grange Festival review – the dark side of power

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