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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

CBSO 100th Birthday Celebration online review - top musicians let down by sound and visuals

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The Royal Opera: Live in Concert review - Italianate fizz with a patch of flatness

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Doric Quartet, Bandstand Chamber Festival, Battersea Park review – radiance on a late summer evening

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BBC Proms live online: Jonathan Scott review - the organ as orchestra

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BBC Proms live online: BBC Singers, BBCSO, Oramo review – threnodies to an empty hall

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Sāvitri, Lauderdale House review - death and life in a Highgate garden

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Elena Ferrante: The Lying Life of Adults review - a universal Neapolitan adolescence

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Kaleidoscope Collective, Wigmore Hall online – playing with panache, as if to a live audience

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Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy, Bold Tendencies review - visions under the car-park roof

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Charles Owen, Fidelio Orchestra Café review - high-profile, robust romantics

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Heart's Delight, Opera Holland Park review - a classy hour of operetta pops

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A masked elegy: portraits of string players at the Fidelio Orchestra Café

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Elektra, Salzburg Festival, Arte review - distancing, but not in the physical sense

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Louis Schwizgebel, Fidelio Orchestra Café review – gilt-edged postcards from around the world

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Pavel Kolesnikov, Fidelio Orchestra Café review – a Chopin cosmos

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Anne Applebaum: Twilight of Democracy review - lost friends and new hope

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