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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

Fellner, LSO, Haitink, Barbican review - the master at 90

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Robert Menasse: The Capital review - much more than just an EU satire

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Berlioz Requiem, Spyres, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nelson, St Paul's Cathedral review - masses and voids

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Medea, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Barbican review - lacerating contemporary tragedy

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Bernheim, Finley, LSO, Pappano, Barbican review - top Italians in second gear

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Guildhall School review - earthy, energetic Britten

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A Previn treasury

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Ádám Fischer, Barbican review - ferocious Mahler 9 without inscape

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Gently Down the Stream, Park Theatre review - gay history sifted for compact drama

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Elīna Garanča, Malcolm Martineau, Wigmore Hall review - towards transcendence

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Ek, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla, Symphony Hall, Birmingham review - epics of sea and land

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Schumann Series 3 & 4, LSO, Gardiner, Barbican review - upstanding brilliance

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The Good Person of Szechwan, Pushkin Drama Theatre, Barbican review - slick Russian Brecht

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Rachvelishvili, ROH Orchestra, Pappano, Royal Opera House review - perfect night and day

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Katya Kabanova, Royal Opera review - inner torment incarnate

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Lupu, Philharmonia, Järvi, RFH review - concerto magical in parts, symphony stupendous

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