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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

Thomas Adès, Wigmore Hall review - playful and erratic Janáček

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The Swingles, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review – austere Stravinsky, luminous Berio

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Mitsuko Uchida, Royal Festival Hall review - conviction and grace

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theartsdesk in Warsaw - Penderecki at 85

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The English Concert, Bicket, Wigmore Hall review – small-scale Bach

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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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Albums of the Year 2018: Farai - Rebirth

It’s been an odd year for albums. The one I’ve listened to most is Stop Lying, a mini-album by Raf Rundel, an artist best known as one...

The Convert, Young Vic review - Africa's electric cry f...

Wow! First, the Black Panther team took cinema by storm; now, they have conquered theatre as well. Or, at least, two of them have. ...

The Cane, Royal Court review - hey teacher, leave them kids...

Playwright Mark Ravenhill, who shot to fame in 1996 with his in-yer-face shocker Shopping and Fucking, has been more or less absent from...

Hänsel und Gretel, Royal Opera review - not quite hungry eno...

Once upon a time there was the terrible mouth of Richard Jones's Welsh National Opera/Met Hänsel und Gretel, finding an idiosyncratic...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Piccadill...

One emotional high point in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the much-lauded...

The Good Place, E4 review - episode one trails clouds of glo...

Welcome to your first day in the afterlife! Everything is fine! Eleanor Shellstrop (a sparkling Kristen Bell) is dead, but hey, that’s cool,...

theartsdesk on Vinyl 46: Christmas 2018 Special with Kate Bu...

The time of giving is here and what better presents than great slabs of lovely vinyl; sounds that bring joy to all. Our last theartsdesk...

Albums of the Year 2018: Sarah Gillespie - Wishbones

The problem with being an increasingly senile but still rabidly enthusiastic music fan is that you find yourself declaring that an autumn release...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC, Barbican review - panto Sha...

For those of us who have never thought much before about links between pantomime and ...