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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

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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Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt, Wigmore Hall review - lyrical Brahms from veteran duo

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theartsdesk in Katowice - energy and imagination at the Fitelberg Conducting Competition

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Singcircle, Barbican review - veteran ensemble bids farewell with Stockhausen

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Florian Boesch, Justus Zeyen, Wigmore Hall review - power, intimacy and atmosphere

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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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