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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

LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - a glimpse into Bruckner’s workshop

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Aimard, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin, BBC Proms review - a revealing composer portrait

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LSO, Rattle, BBC Proms review - dazzling Stravinsky showcase

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Carducci Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - complexity and depth

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Dunedin Consort, Butt, Wigmore Hall review – bijou Bach

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Tenebrae, Short, Wigmore Hall online review - reflections for Holy Week

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Der Freischütz, Bavarian State Opera online review – marksmen as marketeers

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Doric Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – sombre reflections

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Elias Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – sinewy, muscular Beethoven

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BBC Proms live online: Hough, BBC Scottish SO, Chauhan review - sombre reflections on lockdown

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Moses und Aron, Komische Oper Berlin, OperaVision review – complex and powerful memorial

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Sadko, Bolshoi Opera online review - medieval Russia meets reality TV

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Remembering Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

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Skelton, Rice, BBCSO, Gardner, Barbican review – romanticism’s last stand

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Gabetta, NHK SO, Järvi, RFH review - transparency and dynamism

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Blaauw, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - Beethoven seen in '2020 Vision'

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The Midsummer Marriage, LPO, Gardner, RFH review – Tippett’s...

British opera’s attempted answer to The Magic Flute, and its presentation as the opening gambit of Edward Gardner’s eminent position as...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentleman We...

Looking for answers to what qualifies an album for a makeover and its attendant return to record shop racks can cause heads to spin. Multiple...

The Last Five Years, Garrick Theatre review - bittersweet mu...

Much has happened in the five years since your reviewer braved the steep rake at The Other Palace and saw The Last Five Years...

Gagarine review - hazy cosmic jive in a Paris banlieue

This is the story of a boy and a building. Sixteen-year-old Youri (newcomer Alseni Bathily) lives, with his telescope, in Cité Gagarine, a vast...