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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

Colin Currie Group, Kings Place review - dynamism and detail in Steve Reich

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Salome, Royal Opera review – lurid staging still packs a punch

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Zimerman, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - a diverse Bernstein centenary

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Mark Padmore, Mitsuko Uchida, Wigmore Hall review - direct and uncompromising Schubert

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Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt, Wigmore Hall review - lyrical Brahms from veteran duo

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theartsdesk in Katowice - energy and imagination at the Fitelberg Conducting Competition

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Singcircle, Barbican review - veteran ensemble bids farewell with Stockhausen

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Florian Boesch, Justus Zeyen, Wigmore Hall review - power, intimacy and atmosphere

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LPO, Renes, RFH review - solid Bruckner lacking in nuance

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BBCSO, Storgårds, Barbican review – Jolas intrigues, Mahler 4 disappoints

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Lucia di Lammermoor, Royal Opera review - creepy, violent and intense

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BBCSO, Brabbins, Barbican review - commanding vistas of earth and sea

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Dardanus, English Touring Opera review - mixed fortunes for warzone updating

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Goode, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - tender Mozart, dynamic Bruckner

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The Tallis Scholars, Phillips, Cadogan Hall review - intimacy in late Renaissance music

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Last Night of the Proms review: Stemme, BBCSO, Oramo - international array, abundant blue and gold

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Paul Weller, Barrowland, Glasgow review - Modfather holding...

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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review - viral venom in Bucha...

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theartsdesk on Vinyl 67: Squid, The Beatles, Beach Riot, Bla...

The first of two December round-ups from theartsdesk on Vinyl runs the gamut from folk-tronic oddness to...

Album: Deep Throat Choir - In Order To Know You

Although it’s indirect, the overall feel of In Order To Know You points to where...

Final Account review - documentary confronting the last surv...

Do we need another documentary about Nazi Germany? Yes when it is as cogent and subtle as Luke Holland’s Final Account. Made over eight...

Stephen Sondheim in memoriam - he gave us more to see

It seemed impossible and yet, the other evening, while idly flicking through emails, I learned the unimaginable:...

Tchetuev, LPO, Larsen-Maguire, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne...

Even with a chill wind blowing from the Sussex Downs, this copper-bottomed Overture-Concerto-Symphony Sunday matinée was guaranteed...

Peter Robison: Flying Blind review – a story of decline and...

Thomas Pynchon’s saturnine '70s novel Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) begins with “[a] screaming [that] comes across the sky. It has happened...

Blu-ray: Out of the Blue

In an era when toxic masculinity has become a clichéd accusation to throw at any portrait of men behaving macho, it’s fascinating to revisit...