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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

Roméo et Juliette, LSO, Tilson Thomas, Barbican review - surprisingly sober take on Berlioz epic

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Shadows, Coronet Theatre review - talking heads in the void

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His Dark Materials, BBC One review - generic TV fantasy with ready-made twists

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A Prayer for Wings, King's Head Theatre review - claustrophobic mother-daughter drama soars

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Daniil Trifonov, RFH review - devil in the works

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The Apostles, LPO, Brabbins, RFH review - Elgar's melancholy New Testament snapshots

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Imogen Cooper 70th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall review - outwardly austere, lit from within

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London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Ono, Barbican review - feet on the ground, eyes to the skies

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The Mask of Orpheus, English National Opera review - amorphous excess

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theartsdesk Q&A: Gianandrea Noseda on conducting Mahler and the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra

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Bevan, The Sixteen, Genesis Sixteen, Christophers, Barbican review - MacMillan transcends again

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theartsdesk at the Tsinandali Festival: young Caucasians join hands and instruments

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Leonskaja, Ferchtman, Várdai, Wigmore Hall review - direct line to Schubert's genius

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Jessye Norman, 1945-2019

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Tetzlaff, Nelsen, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - spider's webs and silk sheets

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Fischer, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - total focus in shattering threnodies

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Reissue CDs Weekly: The Clash - London Calling

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Jazz Voice, Royal Festival Hall - engulfing beauty and hidde...

Jazz Voice unfailingly supplies a gigantic sugar-rush of auditory pleasure, and this year’s edition was no exception. Arranged, scored and...

Orphée, English National Opera review – through a screen dar...

Like almost everything that it touches these days, English National Opera’s autumn season of shows rooted in the Orpheus myth has enjoyed a fairly...

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In Peru in 1985, Joe Simpson - then 25 - and his 21-year-old climbing partner Simon Yates were descending the remote Siula Grande, which was hard...

The Report review - searing political drama

It should come as no surprise that the writer of Side Effects...

Craig David, BBC Radio 2 review - what's your flava?

My friend, let’s call her Kit, is having a rubbish time. Kat (that’s me) is too. If life’s got a flavour, it’s a shade darker than 99% cocoa. Kit...

CD: Iguana Death Cult - Nude Casino

The contemporary context of the Netherlands’s Iguana Death Cult is...

Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?, Jewish Museum London r...

For a loved one to die by suicide provokes both pain and hurt. Pain, because they are gone. Hurt, because it can feel like an indictment or a...

The Accident, Series Finale, Channel 4 review - ambitious mi...

Channel 4’s The Accident closed with a bang and a...