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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

LPO, Renes, RFH review - solid Bruckner lacking in nuance

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BBCSO, Storgårds, Barbican review – Jolas intrigues, Mahler 4 disappoints

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Lucia di Lammermoor, Royal Opera review - creepy, violent and intense

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BBCSO, Brabbins, Barbican review - commanding vistas of earth and sea

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Dardanus, English Touring Opera review - mixed fortunes for warzone updating

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Goode, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - tender Mozart, dynamic Bruckner

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The Tallis Scholars, Phillips, Cadogan Hall review - intimacy in late Renaissance music

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Last Night of the Proms review: Stemme, BBCSO, Oramo - international array, abundant blue and gold

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Prom 74: Ax, Vienna Philharmonic, Tilson Thomas review - elegance without passion

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Prom 6: Benedetti, BBC NOW, Søndergård - dazzling violin magic

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Katya Kabanova, Opera Holland Park review - clarity and pace in Janáček's Volga tragedy

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OAE, Christie, St John's Smith Square

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Die Walküre, Grange Park Opera review - imaginative and intelligent

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Ensemble InterContemporain, Wigmore Hall

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Britten Sinfonia, Adès, Barbican

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Britten Sinfonia, Adès, Milton Court

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As if the real world wasn’t scary enough... Ghost stories are en vogue at the moment, and after the BBC’s hit-and-miss Requiem...