sun 14/08/2022

Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Imogen Cooper, Wigmore Hall review - calm waters run deep

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Balsom, Daniel, Poster, Britten Sinfonia, Stroman, Milton Court review – kinds of blue

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Claire Tomalin: The Young H.G. Wells review – days of the comet

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Coote, Jackson, Drake, Middle Temple Hall review – Mahler's long goodbyes

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Hahn, Philharmonia, Chan, Royal Festival Hall review – nature's angels and demons

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Selva Almada: Brickmakers review – men dying for love

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Monteverdi Vespers, La Nuova Musica, Bates, Wigmore Hall review - small venue, huge impact

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Mary Wellesley: Hidden Hands review - passion in the parchment

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Don Pasquale, Glyndebourne Tour review - winning comeback for a sturdy veteran

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The Creation, Academy of Ancient Music, Cummings, Barbican review - back to choral paradise

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Iestyn Davies, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place review - Elizabethans and extraterrestrials

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Nicola Benedetti, Barbican Hall review – from Bach to the Highlands via New Orleans

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St Matthew Passion, Arcangelo, Cohen, BBC Proms review – journey to the end of night

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Hallenberg, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Gardiner, BBC Proms review - a vindication of voices

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Isserlis, LPO, Jurowski, BBC Proms review - a final hand full of aces

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Christopher Clark: Prisoners of Time review - from Kaiser Bill to Dominic Cummings

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