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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

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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Blaauw, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - Beethoven seen in '2020 Vision'

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Buniatishvili, RPO, Wigglesworth, RFH review – dark drama and controlled power

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Cargill, BBCSO, Saraste, Barbican review - less is more in Shostakovich

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Beethoven Discovery Day, Batiashvili, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review – reassessing a rarity

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Family Total Immersion: Lift Off!, BBC SO, Glassberg, Barbican review – 50th anniversary tribute to Apollo 11

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Death in Venice, Royal Opera review – expansive but intimate evocations

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theartsdesk in Warsaw: musical perspectives on culture beyond communism

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Album: Jane Weaver - Flock

Flock ends with “Solarised”, a glorious five-plus minutes excursion into...

Judas and the Black Messiah review - powerful biopic

One of the sadnesses of covid is that films like Judas and the Black Messiah have been held over for release in the hope that...

Stand Up and Deliver, Channel 4 review - how to make a comic

Everyone (well, almost everyone) can tell a joke. But being a...

Typical, Soho Theatre online review - powerfully poetic and...

As the events of last year made clear, the police have a problem with...

Album: Blanck Mass - In Furneaux

John Benjamin Power (formerly half of Fuck Buttons) opens his new opus with glittering synth arpeggios – reminiscent of the Seventies...

Joseph Andras: Tomorrow They Won't Dare to Murder Us re...

Joseph Andras wastes no time. “Not a proud and forthright rain, no. A stingy rain. Mean. Playing dirty.” This is how his debut novel kicks off,...

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hung Parliament review – ch...

I’ll admit, I’ve never been a fan of murder mysteries. Patience is...

Album: Alice Cooper - Detroit Stories

A decade ago, Alice Cooper reconnected with his roots. He created a sequel to his 1975 album Welcome to my Nightmare with Bob Ezrin, the...

Rachel Parris and Marcus Brigstocke's Tuesday Night Clu...

Lockdown has been mostly pants for live performers, comics included. There was that brief foray into open-air performances last summer, made even...