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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

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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Mitsuko Uchida, Royal Festival Hall review - conviction and grace

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theartsdesk in Warsaw - Penderecki at 85

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