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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

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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Daša Drndić: Belladonna review - a tragicomic journey into Europe's darkness

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Thibaudet/Batiashvili/Capuçon Trio, Barbican review – a supergroup to savour

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Fialkowska, BBCSO, Nesterowicz, Barbican review – a cliche-free night in Poland

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Serse, Fagioli, Il Pomo d'Oro, Barbican review - a night in counter-tenor heaven

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Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tognetti, Milton Court review - brilliantly hyper-active Mozart

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The Triumph of Time and Truth, Higginbottom, Kings Place review – time well spent, despite the words

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