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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

Gerhaher, Faust, Wigmore Hall review - husky shadings and dark hues

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - a glimpse into Bruckner’s workshop

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Aimard, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin, BBC Proms review - a revealing composer portrait

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LSO, Rattle, BBC Proms review - dazzling Stravinsky showcase

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Carducci Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - complexity and depth

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Dunedin Consort, Butt, Wigmore Hall review – bijou Bach

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Tenebrae, Short, Wigmore Hall online review - reflections for Holy Week

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Der Freischütz, Bavarian State Opera online review – marksmen as marketeers

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Doric Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – sombre reflections

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Elias Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – sinewy, muscular Beethoven

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BBC Proms live online: Hough, BBC Scottish SO, Chauhan review - sombre reflections on lockdown

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Moses und Aron, Komische Oper Berlin, OperaVision review – complex and powerful memorial

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Sadko, Bolshoi Opera online review - medieval Russia meets reality TV

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Remembering Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

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Skelton, Rice, BBCSO, Gardner, Barbican review – romanticism’s last stand

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Gabetta, NHK SO, Järvi, RFH review - transparency and dynamism

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Documenting the unimaginable: photographer Sebastião Salgado...

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Fontaines DC, Barrowland, Glasgow review - flowers and footb...

Upon emerging onstage at the Barrowland, Fontaines DC took time to pass flowers into the crowd. Aside from the occasional thank-you later on, that...

Album: Elton John - The Lockdown Sessions

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Grenfell: Value Engineering isn’t actually a play. It’s an edited version of the testimony heard by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry,...

L'Heure Exquise, Linbury Theatre review - an exquisite...

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Dune review - awesome display of sci-fi world-building

I’d venture that Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965...

Colin Currie Group, RFH review - Reich premiere explores fre...

Single-composer programmes can be a bit dicey and there was a bit of trepidation approaching this one as Steve Reich is not a composer of massive...

Dave Chappelle: The Closer, Netflix review - race and class...

Say what you like about Dave Chappelle, but if nothing else he's an equal-opportunities offender, as his latest Netflix special, The Closer...

Rufus Wainwright, London Palladium review - superb musicians...

Rufus Wainwright believes opera to be “the greatest art form that has...