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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 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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Carducci Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - complexity and depth

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Dunedin Consort, Butt, Wigmore Hall review – bijou Bach

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Tenebrae, Short, Wigmore Hall online review - reflections for Holy Week

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Der Freischütz, Bavarian State Opera online review – marksmen as marketeers

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