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Gavin Dixon

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Gavin Dixon is a writer, journalist and editor based in Hertfordshire, UK. He has a PhD on the symphonies of Alfred Schnittke and is a member of the editorial team for the Alfred Schnittke Collected Works Edition, currently being published in St Petersburg. Gavin is also a Curator of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum in London and Music Editor of Fanfare Magazine.

Articles By Gavin Dixon

Lawson, London Sinfonietta, Kings Place Review – diverse explorations of time

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Radamisto, English Touring Opera review - propulsive, lively Handel

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Das Rheingold, Royal Opera review - high drama and dark comedy

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Ian Bostridge, Thomas Adès, Wigmore Hall review - haunting, brutal Schubert

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Parsifal, Saffron Opera Group review - drama and focus

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Ax, Kavakos, Ma, Barbican review - all-star Brahms

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Prom 74, Theodora, Arcangelo, Cohen review - coherent and compelling Handel

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Prom 21, BBC Scottish SO, Volkov review - horncalls and mountainscapes

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Prom 19, Ten Pieces review – creative format engages young audiences

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Prom 17, Murray, BBC NOW, Brabbyns review – pastoral vistas, with dark shadows

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Prom 1, BBCSO, Oramo review – spectacular First Night of the Proms

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Benedetti, LSO, Noseda, Barbican review – power and focus

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Bach Weekend, Barbican review - vivid and vibrant celebrations

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BBC Young Musician 2018 Final, Symphony Hall, Birmingham review - sky-high standards

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, QEH review – taking Ligeti to extremes

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Ibragimova, Tiberghien, Wigmore Hall review – light, bright and melodic Brahms

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CD: Mumford & Sons - Delta

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They Shall Not Grow Old, BBC Two review - Peter Jackson...

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