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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Fidelio, Insula Orchestra, Barbican review - truth and justice brought to light

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Kožená, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - Berlin to Broadway, and back

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Faust, English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner, St Martin-in-the-Fields review – gusto and grace

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Alejandro Zambra: Chilean Poet review - from here to paternity

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Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall review - grand tour in a luxury vehicle

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Wang, Czech Philharmonic, Bychkov, Barbican review - the sound of history

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Cabell, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - transatlantic traffic

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María Gainza: Portrait of an Unknown Lady review – queens of the unreal

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MacMillan Christmas Oratorio, LPO, Elder, RFH review – a new star for the season

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Imogen Cooper, Wigmore Hall review - calm waters run deep

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Balsom, Daniel, Poster, Britten Sinfonia, Stroman, Milton Court review – kinds of blue

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Claire Tomalin: The Young H.G. Wells review – days of the comet

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Coote, Jackson, Drake, Middle Temple Hall review – Mahler's long goodbyes

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Hahn, Philharmonia, Chan, Royal Festival Hall review – nature's angels and demons

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Selva Almada: Brickmakers review – men dying for love

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Monteverdi Vespers, La Nuova Musica, Bates, Wigmore Hall review - small venue, huge impact

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