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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Prom 43, Batiashvili, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Barenboim review – from Russia with love

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Prom 42, Buniatishvili, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Järvi review – bright lights from the North

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Prom 40, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bell review - tea-time treats with wit and dash

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Prom 37, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano review – order, and delight, out of chaos

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Prom 28, National Youth Orchestra, Benjamin review - micro-music from a mega-band

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Prom 16, Elder, Hallé – reason yoked to magic on one enchanted evening

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Stella Tillyard: The Great Level review – reason and passion in the Fens and Virginia

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Guy Stagg, The Crossway review – a gripping pilgrimage through faith and doubt

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Georges Simenon: The Krull House review – timely revival for a noir masterwork

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Listed: 10 classic tales of the city

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Katharine Kilalea: OK, Mr Field review - architecture and alienation on the Cape Town coast

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Un ballo in maschera, Grange Park Opera review – singing out against the American grain

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Così fan tutte, Opera Holland Park review - the pain behind the prettiness

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Amy Sackville: Painter to the King review - portrait of the artist in shadow and light

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Chineke!, Parnther, QEH review - a joyful re-building of the house

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Julian Barnes: The Only Story review - passion, pain and sorrow in Surrey

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