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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

Lawson, London Sinfonietta, Kings Place Review – diverse explorations of time

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Radamisto, English Touring Opera review - propulsive, lively Handel

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Das Rheingold, Royal Opera review - high drama and dark comedy

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Ian Bostridge, Thomas Adès, Wigmore Hall review - haunting, brutal Schubert

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Parsifal, Saffron Opera Group review - drama and focus

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Ax, Kavakos, Ma, Barbican review - all-star Brahms

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Prom 74, Theodora, Arcangelo, Cohen review - coherent and compelling Handel

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Prom 21, BBC Scottish SO, Volkov review - horncalls and mountainscapes

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Prom 19, Ten Pieces review – creative format engages young audiences

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Prom 17, Murray, BBC NOW, Brabbyns review – pastoral vistas, with dark shadows

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Prom 1, BBCSO, Oramo review – spectacular First Night of the Proms

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Benedetti, LSO, Noseda, Barbican review – power and focus

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Bach Weekend, Barbican review - vivid and vibrant celebrations

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BBC Young Musician 2018 Final, Symphony Hall, Birmingham review - sky-high standards

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, QEH review – taking Ligeti to extremes

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Ibragimova, Tiberghien, Wigmore Hall review – light, bright and melodic Brahms

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My Brilliant Friend, Sky Atlantic review - rich revelations...

This opening episode of My Brilliant Friend was a stunning symphony in grey. For...

Gary Numan, Royal Albert Hall review - the best night of his...

There was barely a black-clothed, white-faced Numanoid in sight in the packed auditorium of the...

Jessie Cave, Soho Theatre review - compelling confessional s...

Relationships, or rather troubled relationships, are meat and potatoes for...

DVD/Blu-ray: Invention for Destruction

Karel Zeman’s Invention for Destruction (Vynález zkázy) was, for many years, his best-known film in the West, dubbed into...

Louis Theroux's Altered States: Choosing Death, BBC Two...

The toughest subject you can imagine: when, and how, would you choose death over life? This riveting...

EFG London Jazz Festival, first weekend review - Jeff Goldbl...

The choice of what to go and hear in the...

Trpčeski, RLPO, Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall review...

It probably goes without saying that there will be "dream teams" in a football-mad city like Liverpool. What might be a little unusual is that...

Florence + The Machine, Genting Arena, Birmingham review - f...

Many established artists, when out on tour, can get all a bit bashful about their...

Siberia review - Keanu Reeves's duff Russian mission

It is appropriate that Keanu Reeves sounds especially croaky and muffled throughout...

CD: Josephine Foster - Faithful Fairy Harmony

Faithful Fairy Harmony is in the tradition of The Beatles’ White Album, Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard, a True Star and The...