sat 15/08/2020

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

Charles Owen, Fidelio Orchestra Café review - high-profile, robust romantics

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Heart's Delight, Opera Holland Park review - a classy hour of operetta pops

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A masked elegy: portraits of string players at the Fidelio Orchestra Café

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Elektra, Salzburg Festival, Arte review - distancing, but not in the physical sense

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Louis Schwizgebel, Fidelio Orchestra Café review – gilt-edged postcards from around the world

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Pavel Kolesnikov, Fidelio Orchestra Café review – a Chopin cosmos

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Anne Applebaum: Twilight of Democracy review - lost friends and new hope

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theartsdesk at the Pärnu Music Festival 2020 – great live orchestra, ecstatic audience

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Classical music/Opera direct to home 21 - from large-scale memories to chamber-music streaming

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Alina Ibragimova, Samson Tsoy, Fidelio Orchestra Café review – cataclysms and calm on the Clerkenwell Road

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This House is Full of Music, Imagine..., BBC One review – a spring dream of a lockdown concert

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Classical music/Opera direct to home 20 - more signs of musical life around the UK

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Steven Isserlis, Fidelio Orchestra Café review – distilled reflection, joy and wit

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Classical music/Opera direct to home 19 – and two before a live audience

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My Brilliant Friend, Season 2: The Story of a New Name, Sky Atlantic review – a troubling friendship deepens

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Classical music/Opera direct to home 17 - festive inventions

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My Rembrandt review - hard cash and hubris

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Album: Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once...

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Babyteeth review - teenage love and terminal illness in the...

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Mandy, BBC2 review - Diane Morgan's new creation

Mandy started life in the Comedy Shorts season last year, and has now been given a six-part series. Diane Morgan, who has a...

Project Power - so-so attempt to reinvent the superhero genr...

What if there was a pill you could pop that gave you superpowers? The only catch is that, while it might make you invisible or...

Cara Dillon Live at Cooper Hall, YouTube review - a warm Iri...

Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman were bringing it all back home when they performed their first live stream concert from Cooper Hall, in Frome,...

Spree review - a wild ride through social media madness

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Album: Burna Boy - Twice as Tall

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Theatre Unlocked 4: Shows in concert and a contemporary clas...

After months spent sifting amongst the virtual, I'm pleased to report that live performance looks to be on the (socially distanced) rebound. The...