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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

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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Prom 1, BBCSO, Canellakis review - space-age First Night

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La Fille du Régiment, Royal Opera review - enjoyable but questionable revival

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Ax, Keenlyside, Dover Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – celebratory Schumann

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Treatise Project, Goldsmiths review - potent symbols reveal rich music potential

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Cendrillon, Glyndebourne Festival review - busy but engaging

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10 Questions for Cellist Raphael Wallfisch

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Benedetti, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - Elgar challenges, Dvořák soothes

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JACK Quartet, Wigmore Hall review – superlative Elliott Carter quartets

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Being Beethoven, BBC Four review – from grubby kid to grumpy...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Philip Rambow - The Rebel Kind

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Dom Joly / Daniel Sloss, Brent Cross reviews - UK's fir...

It was a weary and frustrated Dom Joly (★★) who left the stage after performing the first drive-in...

Homemade review - laughs, loss and madness in lockdown

If COVID-19 isn’t the only topic being tackled by creative folk at the moment, it certainly feels like it. That’s perfectly understandable, when...