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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 1, BBCSO, Canellakis review - space-age First Night

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La Fille du Régiment, Royal Opera review - enjoyable but questionable revival

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Ax, Keenlyside, Dover Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – celebratory Schumann

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Treatise Project, Goldsmiths review - potent symbols reveal rich music potential

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Cendrillon, Glyndebourne Festival review - busy but engaging

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10 Questions for Cellist Raphael Wallfisch

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Benedetti, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - Elgar challenges, Dvořák soothes

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JACK Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – superlative Elliott Carter quartets

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Soltani, LPO, Gardner, RFH review – disciplined and dynamic accounts

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Bach St John Passion, Les Arts Florissants, Christie, Barbican review – sombre but engaging

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Monteverdi Vespers, The Sixteen, Christophers, Cadogan Hall review – majesty on a modest scale

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Damrau, BRSO, Jansons, Barbican review - broad and passionate Strauss

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Ehnes, BBCSO, Ryan Wigglesworth, Barbican review - a concert of two very different halves

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - Bartók dances, Bruckner sings

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Thomas Adès, Wigmore Hall review - playful and erratic Janáček

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The Swingles, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review – austere Stravinsky, luminous Berio

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Traces, Alibi review - pedigree cast battles implausible plo...

Alibi is usually your one-stop shop for re-runs of Father Brown or Death in Paradise, so well done them for commissioning this...

How They Built the Titanic, Channel 5 review - the great lin...

The appalling fate of the allegedly unsinkable liner Titanic in 1912 has fuelled endless feature films and...

Charpentier Christmas settings, Solomon's Knot, St John...

There is no mention of Marc-Antoine Charpentier in David Cairns's comprehensive Berlioz biography. It seems extraordinary that the master of the...

Dido, Maida Vale Studios review - old hits bring unresolved...

She’s back. Dido stopped touring in 2004 and stayed away from it for 15 years. But since starting again in March of this year, she has gone at it...

Radio & Juliet/Faun/McGregor + Mugler, London Coliseum r...

A pas de deux is normally an opportunity for two dancers to express the pinnacle of their skill and...

Les Arts Florissants, Christie, Agnew, Barbican review – spl...

“How many times have you heard the conductor sing?”...

Dinosaur Pile-Up, O2 Institute, Birmingham review - grungy p...

Dinosaur Pile-Up may have been around for more than a decade, but it would be fair to say that their career has been something of a slow burn....

Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch, BBCSO, Bychkov, Barbican revie...

“Hieronymus!” bellowed David Wilson Johnson from the Barbican...

Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre review - James McAvoy...

Actor James McAvoy is much in demand: in the BBC's His Dark Materials he is busy saving a parallel world, while in the poetic universe of...