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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

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

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Wonderland, Hampstead Theatre online review - a major play a...

The talk is of an “economy in ruin [with] unemployment through the roof”: a précis of Britain in lockdown? In fact, this is one of the many eerily...

Return to Belsen, ITV review - Jonathan Dimbleby retraces hi...

When the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany was liberated by the British 11th Armoured Division on 15 April...

Mark Townsend: No Return review - a masterclass in journalis...

When Amer Deghayes departed for Syria in a truck leaving from Birmingham, a worker from a youth arts organisation in Brighton had been trying to...

Album: The Strokes - The New Abnormal

Their debut’s title was a disillusioned shrug, and for most of the 19 years since Is This It,...

Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court Theatre online review - a mind in...

One of the most blistering stage performances in recent memory gets a renewed lease on life with the streaming of the 2019 screen version, aired...

Colors performance stream on YouTube review - vocalists on l...

The Colors studio in Berlin has quietly created one of the biggest new brands in music from filming back-to-basics performances with laser-focused...

It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, Breach Theatre online revie...

Artemisia Gentileschi has definitely had a hard time. Although she was an outstanding Renaissance painter in the style of Caravaggio, and the...

theartsdesk on Vinyl Lockdown Special 1: Napalm Death, Brazi...

For the duration of this C19 Lockdown, rather than the usual sprawling monthly epic, theartsdesk on...

Blu-ray: Buster Keaton - Three Films, Vol. 2

These three films come from Buster Keaton’s ...