fri 23/04/2021

David Nice

David Nice's picture
Bio
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

Remembering Mariss Jansons (1943-2019)

Read more...

Kolesnikov, Tsoy, Currie, Walton, Wigmore Hall review - mesmerising sonorities

Read more...

Peter Grimes, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Gardner, RFH review - more instrumental than vocal intensity

Read more...

My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre review - sleek spectacle almost eats its characters

Read more...

Highgate International Chamber Music Festival opening concert review - top soloists blend to perfection

Read more...

Henry VI, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - a lively vortex

Read more...

Wang, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel, Barbican review - much more than glitz and glamour

Read more...

O/Modernt Soloists, Sonoro Ensemble, Wimbledon International Music Festival review - pure instrumental poetry

Read more...

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

Read more...

Shadows, Coronet Theatre review - talking heads in the void

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

Daniil Trifonov, RFH review - devil in the works

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

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

Read more...

Pages

latest in today

Album: Gojira - Fortitude

Chances are many will not have heard of Gojira. At best, as a music lover, theirs may be a name seen among the line-up of...

Sisters With Transistors review - the forgotten frontier

From deep within the bowels of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop came the sounds of the future. Strange howls and beeps, unnatural yet recognisably...

Album: Tom Jones - Surrounded by Time

“I'm growing old,” laments Tom Jones as his 40th studio album draws to a close. Sir Tom is “growing dimmer in the eyes” and “drowsy in...

Michael Spitzer: The Musical Human review - charting our age...

Music and time each dwell inside the other. And the more you attend to musical sounds, the...

The Importance of Being Earnest online review - Oscar Wilde...

Oscar Wilde's fabulous play satirised Victorian England and contained...

Album: Dinosaur Jr - Sweep It Into Space

When Laurence Binyon wrote: “Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn…” he was, of course, talking about the...

Mare of Easttown, Sky Atlantic review - Kate Winslet shines...

Dark family dramas set in unglamorous, unprosperous communities in the north-east of the USA have become a genre unto themselves. One thinks here...

The Gesualdo Six, St Martin-in-the-Fields online review - pe...

For their concert debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields, The Gesualdo Six brought a programme of English motets for the final instalment in...

Blu-ray: Straight Shooting / Hell Bent

There are moments in Straight Shooting (1917), the first feature directed by John (then "Jack") Ford, when its star Harry Carey (1878-...

A Splinter of Ice, Original Theatre Company online review -...

There’s such a genial feel to the pairing of Oliver Ford Davies and Stephen Boxer in...