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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

Julia Bullock, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – bewitching dreamscapes

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Meet the Young Artists Week recital, Linbury Theatre – four big personalities

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Northern Chords Festival, Church of St James and St Basil, Newcastle review - high, lucid and bright

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Judith Herrin: Ravenna review - flashes of order and beauty in a chaotic world

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City of London Sinfonia, Southwark Cathedral / Kanneh-Masons, Barbican review - soaring teamwork

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London Symphony Orchestra, Hasan, LSO St Luke's review - dances great and small

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4/4, Royal Opera review – desire, loss and lunacy in four surprising acts

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Baker, Ridout, LaFollette, Schwizgebel, Fidelio Orchestra Cafe review - fun and ferocity

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Ragged Music Festival review - musical utopia in an East End schoolroom

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Viktoria Mullova, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Fidelio Orchestra Cafe review - a rainbow of brilliant artistry

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Bach’s The Art of Fugue, Angela Hewitt, Wigmore Hall – the many voices of humanity

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Academy of St Martin in the Fields review - from solo meditations to collective celebrations

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Castalian Quartet/Elizabeth Llewellyn, Simon Lepper, Wigmore Hall review - out of this world

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Finley, LPO, Gardner, Royal Festival Hall (p)review - special magic ready for streaming

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A London Saturday with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Pavel Kolesnikov, Samson Tsoy and friends - review

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Fidelio, Garsington Opera review - heart of darkness, light-filled liberation

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