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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

Benedetti, LSO, Noseda, Barbican review – power and focus

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Bach Weekend, Barbican review - vivid and vibrant celebrations

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BBC Young Musician 2018 Final, Symphony Hall, Birmingham review - sky-high standards

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, QEH review – taking Ligeti to extremes

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Ibragimova, Tiberghien, Wigmore Hall review – light, bright and melodic Brahms

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Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – cosmic perspectives

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Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall review – music for the ages

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Ruthless Jabiru, King's College London / Arditti Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - delicate, dedicated modernism

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Brantelid, LPO, Petrenko, RFH review - orchestral excesses redeemed by graceful Elgar

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Theatre of Voices, Kings Place review - fluidity and dynamism in Stockhausen

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Hagen Quartet, Jörg Widmann, Wigmore Hall review – proportion and elegance

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Royal Academy of Music SO, Knussen, RAM review – vibrant, varied Stravinsky

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Colin Currie Group, Kings Place review - dynamism and detail in Steve Reich

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Salome, Royal Opera review – lurid staging still packs a punch

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Zimerman, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - a diverse Bernstein centenary

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Mark Padmore, Mitsuko Uchida, Wigmore Hall review - direct and uncompromising Schubert

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