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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

An Audience with Dame Cleo Laine, RFH review - a phenomenon at 90

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The Rosenkavalier film, OAE, Paterson, QEH review - silent-era muddle expertly accompanied

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Chopin's Piano, Tiberghien, Kildea, Brighton Festival review - mumbled words, magical music

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Life and Fate / Uncle Vanya, Maly Drama Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket review - the greatest ensemble?

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Lucy Crowe, Anna Tilbrook, Wigmore Hall review - the eternal and ephemeral feminine

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Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel, Barbican review - brilliant if overwhelming showcase

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Nikolai Lugansky / Pavel Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall review - lucidity and depth from two master pianists

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Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing: 'in the moments when magic happens, you think, that's why we do this'

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4.48 Psychosis, Royal Opera, Lyric Hammersmith review - despairing truth in song and speech

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DVD/Blu-ray: The Touch

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - incandescent swansongs by Mahler and Tippett

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DVD/Blu-ray: Bergman's The Magic Flute

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Andsnes, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - dazzling symphonic contrasts, plus oddities

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theartsdesk in Bremen: 150 years of A German Requiem

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The Moderate Soprano, Duke of York's Theatre review - love and opera with a flinty edge

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Royal Opera review - bleak rigour and black comedy still cast a spell

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