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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

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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Takács Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - intimate letters and holy songs

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Gerhaher, Faust, Wigmore Hall review - husky shadings and dark hues

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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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Purcell's Playhouse, Bevan, Barokksolistene, Eike, Purc...

“What about the communication with the audience?” asked violinist and impresario Bjarte Eike in his First Person piece for theartsdesk...

Bronwyn Adcock: Currowan review - a fire foretold, a warning...

In 2019 Australia endured the hottest, driest year since records began and their bushfire season escalated with unprecedented intensity. The fires...

Blu-ray: Love (Szerelem)

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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall review - titanic talent shows his l...

It probably tells you all you need to know about Igor Levit that when a mobile phone pinged just before his encore, he neither ignored it, nor...

Marina Abramović: Gates and Portals, Modern Art Oxford and P...

I have powerful memories of performances by Marina Abramović. Back in 1977 at Documenta in Kassel,...

Aida, Royal Opera review - dour but disciplined

No gods, ancient Egyptian or otherwise; no sinister priest along the lines of Russia’s antichrist Patriarch Kiriil, sending soldiers to their...

The Big Moon, Oran Mor, Glasgow review - partying prevails d...

Presumably before setting out on their current tour the Big Moon smashed a few mirrors, walked under some ladders and crossed the paths of...

Album: Lambchop - The Bible

Lambchop’s 1997 breakthrough album took its title from Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Borrowing The Bible is a more purposefully...

Gurrelieder, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - everything in place,...

Schoenberg’s “Song of the Wood Dove” takes up a mere 11 of the 100 minutes of his epic Gurrelieder, though it’s a crucial narrative of...

Music Reissues Weekly: Bill Nelson's Red Noise - Art /...

The British music weeklies were clear about where the Sound-On-Sound LP and its singles fitted into the current musical topography when...