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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Francis Spufford: Light Perpetual review - time regained

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Holy Sonnets/The Heart's Assurance/A Charm of Lullabies, English Touring Opera online review - darkest hours

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George Saunders: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain review – Russian lessons in literature and life

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Bevan, LPO, Jurowski, RFH online review – never-ending stories

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Stile Antico, The Cardinall's Musick, Wigmore Hall online review – lightening our darkness

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Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo, Wigmore Hall review - heavenly Handel as the lights dim again

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Goran Vojnović: The Fig Tree review - falling apart together as Yugoslavia splits

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Christine Rice, Julius Drake, Wigmore Hall review - songs of love and death

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Nicky Spence, Jess Dandy, Julius Drake, Wigmore Hall review – Moravian rhapsody

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Proust Night, Wigmore Hall review – the music of memory

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Richard J Evans: The Hitler Conspiracies review – Nazi myths debunked

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András Schiff, Wigmore Hall review – passion, reason and refinement

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Sudhir Hazareesingh: Black Spartacus review – the life, and thought, of the first black super-hero

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Susanna Clarke: Piranesi review - the mysteries of the House

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BBC Proms live online: Benedetti, OAE, Cohen review – double helpings of Baroque zest

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Nick Hayes: The Book of Trespass review – a leap over England's walls

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