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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

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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Rangwanasha, OAE, Fischer, RFH review - Mahler reimagined

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Nabucco, Royal Opera review - high passion but low drama

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Macbeth, Royal Opera review - bloody, bold, and resolute

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Takács Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - intimate letters and holy songs

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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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The Boy with Two Hearts, National Theatre review - poignant...

It’s particularly poignant to watch this story in the knowledge that a little over a year after US-led troops withdrew from Afghanistan, women and...

James IV: Queen of the Fight, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh re...

"The poem is real," intones entertainer-turned-courtier Ellen solemnly as a prologue and epilogue to Rona Munro’s...

Album: Broken Bells - Into the Blue

Not content with having released one of the best hip-hop albums in recent memory (Cheat Codes, alongside Black Thought), producer Brian...

Inside Man, BBC One review - strong cast trapped on a sinkin...

Screenwriter and showrunner Steven Moffat is renowned for some of his work, especially...

Lucian Freud: New Perspectives, National Gallery review - a...

There stands Lucian Freud in Reflection with Two Children (Self-portrait), 1965 (main picture) towering over you,...

Blu-ray: Nitram

Nitram is an object lesson in how to make a responsible film about a mass shooting, right down to not using the fame-seeking...

Only an Octave Apart, Wilton's Music Hall review - inst...

You know you’re in good company the minute these two appear on stage: they are so splendidly what they are, comfortable in their own skins and...

Jaminaround, Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne review - c...

The most unlikely venue: an extraordinary, authentic-as-can-be replica of a large Iron Age roundhouse. There’s a turf and grass roof, and the...

Andrew Murray: Is Socialism Possible in Britain? review - wh...

The title of Andrew Murray’s new book poses a question that also vexed...

Album: The Cult - Under the Midnight Sun

It’s fair to say that The Cult have taken on a number of identities since their mid-80s’ transformation from Goth also-rans the Death Cult to the...