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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – bittersweet Berlin

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theartsdesk in Bergen: Gothic shocks and Romantic treats

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Le Nozze di Figaro, The Grange Festival review – the dark side of power

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Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano, Barbican review – joy in despair

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Hiromi Kawakami: The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino review - Don Juan as a salaryman

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Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gershon, Sellars, Barbican review – embodiments of remorse

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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall review – full-spectrum Bach from a prodigious talent

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Thomas Harris: Cari Mora review – mayhem in Miami

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Takács Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – strong voices in a glorious group

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Mullova, Philharmonia, Järvi, RFH review – clear paths through the forest

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Clare Carlisle: Philosopher of the Heart review – how to be human

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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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