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David Nice

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David writes, lectures and broadcasts on music. A former music critic for The Guardian and The Sunday Correspondent, he is a regular voice on BBC Radio 3. He has written short studies on Elgar, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and the history of opera, and is currently working on the second volume of his Prokofiev biography for Yale University Press. He runs his own lecture series, Opera in Depth, at the Frontline Club in Paddington.

Articles By David Nice

The Soldier's Tale, Scottish Chamber Orchestra online review - top performers master a baggy mini-monster

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Vienna New Year’s Day Concert, BBC Two/Radio 3 review - noble integrity and missionary zeal

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Best of 2020: Classical music concerts

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Best of 2020: Opera

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Royal Opera Christmas Concert online review – pajama party around the Nutcracker tree

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Upstart Crow: Lockdown Christmas 1603, BBC Two review – plaguey beaks and bubonidiots

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Zimerman, LSO, Rattle, LSO St Luke's review - rainbow colours, continuity and imperial soaring

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Gabriele Carcano, Fidelio Orchestra Cafe - fresh, funny and focused Beethoven

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Kanneh-Mason Trio/Cassadó Ensemble, Kings Place review - the fewer the players, the greater the music

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Fast Food, Fast Music, Spitalfields Festival online - sizzling, scintillating fun and mastery

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Mofidian, Britten Sinfonia, Elder, Saffron Hall review - meditations and mirth

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Small Axe: Alex Wheatle, BBC One review - elliptical telling of a writer's troubled early life

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L'enfant et les sortilèges, VOPERA, LPO, Reynolds online – Ravel and Colette reimagined

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Ariodante, Royal Opera online review – stylish, but confined

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Má Vlast, Czech Philharmonic, Bychkov online review – finest silk for Velvet Revolution anniversary concert

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City of London Sinfonia, Southwark Cathedral review – towards Haydn’s last symphony

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