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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

Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing: 'in the moments when magic happens, you think, that's why we do this'

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4.48 Psychosis, Royal Opera, Lyric Hammersmith review - despairing truth in song and speech

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DVD/Blu-ray: The Touch

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - incandescent swansongs by Mahler and Tippett

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DVD/Blu-ray: Bergman's The Magic Flute

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Andsnes, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - dazzling symphonic contrasts, plus oddities

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theartsdesk in Bremen: 150 years of A German Requiem

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The Moderate Soprano, Duke of York's Theatre review - love and opera with a flinty edge

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Royal Opera review - bleak rigour and black comedy still cast a spell

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Robin Ticciati on conducting Brahms: 'trying to understand the man through his music'

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Bernstein's MASS, RFH review - polymorphousness in excelsis

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Coraline, Royal Opera, Barbican review - spooky story, underwhelming score

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Manon, Royal Ballet review - glitter and betray

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theartsdesk at the Lucerne Easter Festival: Haitink, Schiff and an alternative Passion

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Gerhardt, RPO, Payare, RFH review - personality muted by faceless conducting

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La traviata, English National Opera review - into a vortex of ineptitude

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Winterreise, Gerhaher, Huber, Wigmore Hall review - wintry b...

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CD: William Tyler - Goes West

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Stop and Search, Arcola Theatre review - a murky view of mod...

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James Acaster, Phoenix Theatre review - a masterclass in com...

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Rosenbaum's Rescue, Park Theatre review - curiously sol...

Theatrical alchemy is eternally slippery. On paper Rosenbaum’s Rescue at the...

CD: Abdesselam Damoussi and Nour Eddine - Jedba

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - Bartók dances, Bruckner sings

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Cold Feet, Series 8, ITV review - mortality lite

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