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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

George Szirtes: The Photographer at Sixteen review – how grief becomes art

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Trifonov, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - Russian style with French chic (and cheek)

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Uchida, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, RFH review - togetherness in light and shade

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Endellion Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - four decades of excellence

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Murrihy, Britten Sinfonia, Elder, Barbican review – a country feast

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Winterreise, Gerhaher, Huber, Wigmore Hall review - wintry beauty

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Mutter, Vengerov, Argerich, Oxford Philharmonic, Papadopoulos, Barbican review - a birthday banquet

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Hannigan, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - the sublime and the beautiful

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John Lanchester: The Wall review - dystopia cut adrift

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Best of 2018: Books

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Timothy Day: I Saw Eternity the Other Night review - heavenly harmony, earthly discord

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Alice Coote, Christian Blackshaw, Wigmore Hall review – deep feeling and high drama

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Global fiction: the pick of 2018

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Bostridge, Pappano, Barbican review - a tough but thrilling march across the battlefield

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theartsdesk in Gothenburg - Wagner's gold turns green

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Matthew Dennison: Eternal Boy review – the banker who stayed forever young

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