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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

JACK Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – superlative Elliott Carter quartets

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Soltani, LPO, Gardner, RFH review – disciplined and dynamic accounts

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Bach St John Passion, Les Arts Florissants, Christie, Barbican review – sombre but engaging

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Monteverdi Vespers, The Sixteen, Christophers, Cadogan Hall review – majesty on a modest scale

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Damrau, BRSO, Jansons, Barbican review - broad and passionate Strauss

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Ehnes, BBCSO, Ryan Wigglesworth, Barbican review - a concert of two very different halves

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - Bartók dances, Bruckner sings

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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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In the Long Run, Series 2, Sky 1 review - Idris Elba's...

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Richard Hawley, Barrowland, Glasgow - black clad crooner...

When Richard Hawley arrived onstage, he had a confession to make. “I like to talk”, he declared, before adding “and play rock n’ roll”. Both were...

theartsdesk Q&A: Gianandrea Noseda on conducting Mahler...

There's something about the very opening of a Mahler symphony...

The Peanut Butter Falcon review - sentimental comedy is so d...

It’s an uncomfortable feeling to find oneself completely at odds with an audience in a cinema, but it happens. The recent London Film Festival...

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy, Gold review - illumi...

Sir Lenny Henry, PhD and CBE, is scarcely recognisable as the teenager who made his TV debut on New Faces in 1975. He’s been a stand-up...

Bill Frisell's Harmony, Cadogan Hall review – superb Am...

“Bill Frisell is all about sound and melody and enhancing whatever context he is in.” That quote, which defines both the American guitarist’s...

Zauberland, Linbury Theatre review - an adaptation that adds...

Dichterliebe is a song-cycle full of gaps, silences, absences. Where is the piano at the start of “Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet” when the...

Chaos in the Cockpit: Flights from Hell, Channel 5 review -...

Apparently your odds of dying in a plane crash are about one in 11 million, while chances of death in a car accident are about one in 5,000....

Bevan, The Sixteen, Genesis Sixteen, Christophers, Barbican...

Verdi, Elgar, Janáček, John Adams - just four composers who achieved musical transcendence to...