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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

Prom 61 review: Fleming, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Oramo - heliotropic ecstasies

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Proms at...Cadogan Hall review: Pavel Kolesnikov - Chopin takes flight

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Proms at... & Prom 56 reviews: Multi-Story Orchestra / BBCSO, Hrůša - the best of all possible worlds

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Prom 54 review: Kavakos, Filarmonica della Scala, Chailly - cool Milanesi mute Roman exuberance

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theartsdesk in Estonia and Latvia - Pärnu Music Festival's great orchestra goes south

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Prom 50 review: Josefowicz, Clayton, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla - personality in every bar

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Proms 47, 48 & 49 review: Reformation Day - superlative Bach as the bedrock

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Prom 46 review: Gurrelieder, LSO, Rattle - gorgeous colours, halting movement in Schoenberg's monsterpiece

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Proms 37 / 38 review: Latvian Radio Choir, Gavrylyuk, BBCSSO, Dausgaard - numinous Rachmaninov triptych

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Proms 34 & 35 review: Oklahoma!, John Wilson Orchestra - music triumphs, words and drama suffer

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Prom 31 review: La Damnation de Faust, Gardiner - Berlioz tumbles out in rainbow colours

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Prom 29 review: BBCSO, Bychkov - Musorgsky's Khovanshchina sears in concert

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Coming Clean, King's Head Theatre / Twilight Song, Park Theatre reviews - gay-themed first and last plays falter

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Prom 20 review: Hough, BBCPO, Wigglesworth - towards the light fantastic

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DVD/Blu-ray: Der müde Tod

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La clemenza di Tito, Glyndebourne review - fine musical manoeuvres in the dark

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