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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Goran Vojnović: The Fig Tree review - falling apart together as Yugoslavia splits

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Christine Rice, Julius Drake, Wigmore Hall review - songs of love and death

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Nicky Spence, Jess Dandy, Julius Drake, Wigmore Hall review – Moravian rhapsody

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Proust Night, Wigmore Hall review – the music of memory

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Richard J Evans: The Hitler Conspiracies review – Nazi myths debunked

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András Schiff, Wigmore Hall review – passion, reason and refinement

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Sudhir Hazareesingh: Black Spartacus review – the life, and thought, of the first black super-hero

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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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