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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

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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Last Night of the Proms, Barton, BBCSO, Oramo review – woke not broke

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Prom 69: Stikhina, Czech Philharmonic, Bychkov – dark textures and powerful passions

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Prom 25: Gabetta, BBCSO, Stasevska review – stunning Weinberg debut

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Prom 3, CBeebies: A Musical Trip to the Moon review - a celebration of the Apollo 11 landing

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Deborah Orr: Motherwell review - memoir, but so much more

Published in the year following Orr’s death at the age of 57, Motherwell is an  analysis of the author’s...

Cobra, Sky 1 review - entertaining mix of political mischief...

If nothing else, you’d want to tune in to Cobra (Sky 1)...

Les Misérables, Sondheim Theatre review - join in our crusad...

Do you hear the people sing? In recent months, you're more likely to have heard news stories about the longest running...

Watkins, Clayton, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - a rain...

Horns fanfared, coasted and chorused through yet...

Just Mercy review - soul-stirring true story about race and...

Just Mercy, the latest film from Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12), is based on a New York Times bestseller. It has...

Resolution 2020, The Place review - new dance for a new deca...

Resolution! is an annual programme at The Place (home of London Contemporary Dance School), devoted to showcasing...

Waves review - pulsating, rapturous, devastating

Trey Edward Shults’s extraordinary, music-driven third feature, set in a...

Album: Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

Bombay Bicycle Club have a knack for quasi-prophetic titles. Their fourth...

Sukanya, RFH review - Ravi Shankar's bright-eyed, varie...

Admirable as it was of the London Philharmonic Orchestra to launch its concerts in 2020 with a performance celebrating the...