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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

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

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Buniatishvili, RPO, Wigglesworth, RFH review – dark drama and controlled power

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Cargill, BBCSO, Saraste, Barbican review - less is more in Shostakovich

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Beethoven Discovery Day, Batiashvili, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review – reassessing a rarity

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Family Total Immersion: Lift Off!, BBC SO, Glassberg, Barbican review – 50th anniversary tribute to Apollo 11

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Death in Venice, Royal Opera review – expansive but intimate evocations

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theartsdesk in Warsaw: musical perspectives on culture beyond communism

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Pavlů, Prague SO, Inkinen, Cadogan Hall review - exhilarating but uneven Mahler Third

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Williams, LPO, Alsop, RFH review - sleek lines and pastoral tones

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Weinberg Focus Day, Wigmore Hall review – innocence and loss, violence and calm

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Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall review - a match made in heaven

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Brockes-Passion, Arcangelo, Cohen, Wigmore Hall review – hybrid Handel

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The Seraglio, English Touring Opera review – focused and light

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Orpheus and Eurydice, English National Opera review – imaginative but underwhelming

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Don Giovanni, Royal Opera review - laid-back Lothario

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican Hall review – visions of the beyond

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Panikos Panayi: Migrant City review – the capital of the wor...

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Patricia Grace: Potiki review – a searching examination of h...

With the publication of her first work, Waiariki (1975), Patricia Grace became the author of the first ever collection of short stories...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Bona Rays

For record buyers, Bona Rays left limited evidence for their existence. One single was issued by the aptly named Mystery Records in 1981. Pressed...

CD: Grimes - Miss Anthropocene

Grimes is hilarious. For all the grandiose conceptualism, apocalyptic visions, high tech sonic manipulation, outré costumes, modish witchery,...

Aimard, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Roth, RFH review - Beethov...

In Beethoven anniversary year, there are three ways to...

Hunters, Amazon Prime review - bringing God's justice t...

Apparently network executives initially reacted with alarm to the premise of Hunters,...

Supergrass, Barrowland, Glasgow review - nostalgic reunion p...

As Gaz Coombes noted around the halfway point of Supergrass’s Barrowland set “the last time we were here it was to say goodbye”. That was a decade...

Midnight Family review - a thrilling documentary set in Mexi...

“It’s cool to see a car crash or a gunshot wound, it’s exciting.” Emergency...

Message in a Bottle, Peacock Theatre review - a hiphop singa...

It’s hard enough to imagine hip hop set to the songs of Sting, but a hip hop show in which 27...