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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

theartsdesk at the Lucerne Festival - all-Beethoven and all-Ravel concerts from the greatest

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Prom 57, On the Town, LSO, Wilson review - symphonic dances and sassy vocals

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Prom 54, Richter, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer review - independent-minded Hungarians return

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Proms at...Cadogan Hall 6, BBC Singers, Oramo review - excellent choristers need to diversify

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theartsdesk at Itinéraire Baroque 2018 - canaries in front of a Périgord altar

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Prom 45, Capuçon, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Nott - scintillating new era for Swiss magicians

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Prom 44, Gringytė, CBSO, Morlot review - eloquently sculpted Gallic riches

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theartsdesk at the Pärnu Music Festival 2018 - Pärt, Leonskaja and friends hard at play

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Vanessa, Glyndebourne review - blowsy histrionics and a great finale

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Proms 25 / 26 review - Russian masters, noodling guitar, late-night perfection

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SWAP'ra Gala, Opera Holland Park review - all-women stars and scenes

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theartsdesk in Riga - 43,290 Latvians sing and dance for their country

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DVD: That Summer

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Proms at...Roundhouse / Proms 9 & 11 review - rituals from Messiaen to Mahler

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theartsdesk at the Ravenna Festival - Italians, Ukrainians and an American promote peace

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Saul, Glyndebourne review - from extravaganza to phantasmagoria

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