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Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Serse, Fagioli, Il Pomo d'Oro, Barbican review - a night in counter-tenor heaven

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Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tognetti, Milton Court review - brilliantly hyper-active Mozart

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The Triumph of Time and Truth, Higginbottom, Kings Place review – time well spent, despite the words

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Porgy and Bess, English National Opera review - strength in depth on Catfish Row

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Hardenberger, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Nelsons, RFH review - new songs for an old glory

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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2, Hewitt, Wigmore Hall review – high drama in 24 short acts

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Dido and Aeneas, Academy of Ancient Music, Barbican review – prosthetic passions

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Prom 72, War Requiem, RSNO, Oundjian review - the pity, and the spectacle, of war

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Prom 67, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Nelsons / Prom 68, Berlin Philharmonic, Petrenko review - frenzy and finesse

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h 100 Awards: Publishing and Writing - other stories, other voices

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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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