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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

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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The Intelligence Park, Linbury Theatre review - baroque to the point of obscurity

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Agrippina, Royal Opera review - carry on up the Campidoglio

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Beethoven Festival Weekend, Wigmore Hall review 2 - total mastery in tone and depth

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Prom 60: Ax, Vienna Philharmonic, Haitink review - moving mountains at 90

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Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini, Monteverdi Choir, ORR, Gardiner review - don't stop the carnival

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theartsdesk at the Southrepps Music Festival - world-class young musicians return to North Norfolk

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Prom 55: Jephtha, SCO & Chorus, Egarr review - shock of the new in sacrificial oratorio

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