sun 14/08/2022

Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Michael Hunter: The Decline of Magic review - when mockery killed witches

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Les Arts Florissants, Christie, Agnew, Barbican review – splendid Baroque knees-up

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Tynan, Clayton, Murray, Aurora Orchestra, Dean, Wigmore Hall review - Britten lives!

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Schiff, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer, Barbican review – generosity and geniality

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Orphée, English National Opera review – through a screen darkly

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Wegener, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review – on the revolutionary road to Mahler

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Caroline Moorehead: A House in the Mountains review – the women's war against Fascism

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Poster, Cabeza, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, Kings Place review – shock of the new

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Jung Chang: Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister review – China's century in three women's lives

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Andsnes, Oslo Philharmonic, Petrenko, Barbican review – polish and passion

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Verdi Requiem, LPO, Gardner, RFH review – beyond the big noise

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The Silver Lake, English Touring Opera review - shadows of the Weimar twilight

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Prom 72/3: Aurora Orchestra, Collon review – Berlioz not quite lost in showbiz

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William Dalrymple: The Anarchy review – masterly history of the first rogue corporation

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Prom 63: Wang, Staatskapelle Dresden, Chung review – private passions

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Selina Todd: Tastes of Honey review – Salford dreams of freedom

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