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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 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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Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – cosmic perspectives

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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall review – music for the ages

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Ruthless Jabiru, King's College London / Arditti Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - delicate, dedicated modernism

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Brantelid, LPO, Petrenko, RFH review - orchestral excesses redeemed by graceful Elgar

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Theatre of Voices, Kings Place review - fluidity and dynamism in Stockhausen

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Hagen Quartet, Jörg Widmann, Wigmore Hall review – proportion and elegance

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First Person: Femi Elufowoju Jr. on directing Verdi's...

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Russell Howard, Netflix special review - joyous return to li...

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Album: John Mellencamp - Strictly A One-Eyed Jack

“I didn’t even know what I was writing about. It was just sent to me”, John Mellencamp has said of Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, his first...

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, Jermyn Street Theat...

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Album: Lady London - Lady Like: The Boss Tape

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Sandrine Piau, David Kadouch, Wigmore Hall review - the joy...

“It mustn’t be a surface thing. You have to put in the work,” Janet Baker once said. Sandrine Piau’s...

Munich: The Edge of War review - Jeremy Irons excels in a re...

The name of Neville Chamberlain and the term “appeasement” have become indelibly linked, thanks to his efforts to accommodate Adolf Hitler’s...

Blu-ray: Ingmar Bergman Vol 2

In my teens, I was one of the budding cinephiles who ran the Film Club at my boarding school. Once a month, we’d rent an arthouse movie. The films...

Liebeck, Bournemouth SO, Hasan, Lighthouse, Poole review - e...

Having conducted two Discovery programmes with the LSO after being a finalist in the 2016 Donatella Flick competition, London-born...

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Birmingham Hippodrome review...

There was a time when UK pantomime was heavily populated...