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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

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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Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano, Barbican review – joy in despair

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Hiromi Kawakami: The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino review - Don Juan as a salaryman

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Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gershon, Sellars, Barbican review – embodiments of remorse

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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall review – full-spectrum Bach from a prodigious talent

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Thomas Harris: Cari Mora review – mayhem in Miami

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Takács Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – strong voices in a glorious group

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