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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

Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

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Watts, BBCSO, Wigglesworth, Barbican review - clarity, control and focus

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Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Wigmore Hall review - muted regret and distant longing

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Leif Ove Andsnes, Wigmore Hall review - brooding richness and fiery fervour

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Kavakos, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Harding, Barbican review - elegance without poise

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theartsdesk at the Bayreuth Festival Ring 2022 - a jumbled mess of ideas, some of them compelling

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Prom 5, Power, BBC Philharmonic, Mena review - detail and breadth

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Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Wigmore Hall review - surprise and spontaneity

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Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park Young Artists review - intimacy and reflection

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theartsdesk at the Dresden Music Festival - orchestral abundance in a spectacular setting

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Vondráček, LSO, Tilson Thomas, Barbican review - mixed messages

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Moore, LSO, Zhang, Barbican review – virtuosity worn lightly

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Lohengrin, Royal Opera review - a timely return to warzone Brabant

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Rangwanasha, OAE, Fischer, RFH review - Mahler reimagined

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Nabucco, Royal Opera review - high passion but low drama

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Macbeth, Royal Opera review - bloody, bold, and resolute

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Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre review - lively, but...

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January review - the end is nigh in vampirised Bulgaria

At their best, horror movies reflect destabilisation caused by cracks in the social fabric. The crack indicated in the documentarist Andrey...

Album: Lisa O'Neill - All of This Is Chance

Lisa O’Neill is a part of the new wave of Irish contemporary folk artists, one that encompasses the likes of Lankum, Ye Vagabonds...

Leonskaja, Staatskapelle Streichquartett, Wigmore Hall / Sec...

It’s dangerous to claim a sense of absolute rightness about a musical performance; that could mean no more than responding to an interpretation...

Othello, Lyric Hammersmith review - Frantic Assembly's...

Frantic Assembly’s Othello, originally co-developed with the Lyric in 2008, is back in its third iteration, and it’s still not...

Blu-ray: The War Trilogy - Three Films by Andrzej Wajda

Watching these harrowing films in rapid succession allows us to watch a great...

Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

This concert was advertised as the completion of an Elgar symphony cycle, though in the absence of the reconstructed Third, that meant the second...

Sound of the Underground, Royal Court review - loud and triu...

Ever been to a queer club? You know, drag cabaret night at Madame Jojo’s, or the Black Cap or Her Upstairs. No? Well, not to worry – the...

Gerhardt, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon, Bridgewater Hall, Manche...

Ben Gernon’s calm and clear way of conducting an orchestra (something he once told me he’d observed in the work of his mentor, Colin Davis) is...

Album: Robert Forster - The Candle and the Flame

Reflections on how the past relates to now suffuse The Candle and the Flame. The album’s closing track is “When I Was a Young Man.” When...