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Gavin Dixon

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Gavin Dixon is a writer, journalist and editor based in Hertfordshire, UK. He has a PhD on the symphonies of Alfred Schnittke and is a member of the editorial team for the Alfred Schnittke Collected Works Edition, currently being published in St Petersburg. Gavin is also a Curator of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum in London and Music Editor of Fanfare Magazine.

Articles By Gavin Dixon

Prom 6: Hough, BBC Philharmonic, Mark Wigglesworth review - poetry and power

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Paul Lewis, Wigmore Hall review - superlative Schubert

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Giulio Cesare, English Touring Opera review - a return visit to Handel's Egypt

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Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

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Watts, BBCSO, Wigglesworth, Barbican review - clarity, control and focus

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Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Wigmore Hall review - muted regret and distant longing

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Leif Ove Andsnes, Wigmore Hall review - brooding richness and fiery fervour

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Kavakos, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Harding, Barbican review - elegance without poise

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theartsdesk at the Bayreuth Festival Ring 2022 - a jumbled mess of ideas, some of them compelling

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Prom 5, Power, BBC Philharmonic, Mena review - detail and breadth

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Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Wigmore Hall review - surprise and spontaneity

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Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park Young Artists review - intimacy and reflection

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theartsdesk at the Dresden Music Festival - orchestral abundance in a spectacular setting

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Vondráček, LSO, Tilson Thomas, Barbican review - mixed messages

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Moore, LSO, Zhang, Barbican review – virtuosity worn lightly

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Lohengrin, Royal Opera review - a timely return to warzone Brabant

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First Persons: composers Colin Alexander and Héloïse Werner...

For tonight’s performance at Milton Court, the nuanced and delicate tones of strings, voices, harmonium and chamber organ will merge...

Album: Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson and Charles Hazlewo...

Death Songbook is, says Charles Hazlewood, founder, artistic director and conductor of Paraorchestra, an album of “music which is about...

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Ludicrous plotting and a tangled skein of coincidences hold no terrors for the makers of this frequently baffling...

The Comeuppance, Almeida Theatre review - remembering high-s...

I’ve never been one for school reunions, but even if I had kept in touch with former classmates I think that American...

Heather McCalden: The Observable Universe review - reflectio...

Artist and writer, Heather McCalden, has produced her first book-length work. The Observable Universe examines, variously, her familial...

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Richard, My Richard, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmund's rev...

History is very present in Philippa Gregory’s new play about Richard III. Literally - History is a character, played by Tom Kanji. He strides...