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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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Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues, Igor Levit, Barbican re...

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Album: Sam Lee, Old Wow - a hymn to Mother Nature

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Given Slipknot’s studied image as arch misanthropes, with their horror show costumes, aggressive posturing and frightening masks designed to put...

Albert Costa: The Bilingual Brain review – double-talking he...

Those of us who have to toil and sweat with other languages often feel a twinge of envy when we meet truly bilingual folk. That ability to switch...

Clemens Meyer: Dark Satellites review - eccentric orbits

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Game Theory - Across The Barrier Of Soun...

Since this column last caught up with the totemic California art-popsters Game Theory, band mainstay Gil Ray passed away. He died in January 2017...

Bombay Bicycle Club, Cardiff University Students Union revie...

When a band claims a crowd is the loudest of the tour, you can usually guarantee they've said it on every other date too. But for one sweaty night...

Gerde's Folk City at 60, The Iridium, New York City - a...

Fifty-nine years to the day, 24 January 1961, that a young college dropout named Robert Zimmerman clambered out of a car on the Manhattan end of...