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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Philharmonia, Blomstedt, RFH review - gravity and grace

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Ali Smith: Spring review – green shoots, dark fears

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Karl Ove Knausgaard: So Much Longing in So Little Space review – smiles more than screams

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Schiff, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, RFH review – antique kit, modern sounds

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Connolly, Drake, Berrington, Wigmore Hall review – between the acts

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Idomeneo, English Touring Opera review – honest excellence

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Bevan, Padmore, Foster-Williams, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - rural bliss

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Joanna MacGregor, Kings Place review - soul and storm

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George Szirtes: The Photographer at Sixteen review – how grief becomes art

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Trifonov, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - Russian style with French chic (and cheek)

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Uchida, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, RFH review - togetherness in light and shade

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Endellion Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - four decades of excellence

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Murrihy, Britten Sinfonia, Elder, Barbican review – a country feast

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Winterreise, Gerhaher, Huber, Wigmore Hall review - wintry beauty

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Mutter, Vengerov, Argerich, Oxford Philharmonic, Papadopoulos, Barbican review - a birthday banquet

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Hannigan, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - the sublime and the beautiful

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