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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

Henry VI, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - a lively vortex

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Wang, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel, Barbican review - much more than glitz and glamour

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O/Modernt Soloists, Sonoro Ensemble, Wimbledon International Music Festival review - pure instrumental poetry

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Roméo et Juliette, LSO, Tilson Thomas, Barbican review - surprisingly sober take on Berlioz epic

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Shadows, Coronet Theatre review - talking heads in the void

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His Dark Materials, BBC One review - generic TV fantasy with ready-made twists

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A Prayer for Wings, King's Head Theatre review - claustrophobic mother-daughter drama soars

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Daniil Trifonov, RFH review - devil in the works

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The Apostles, LPO, Brabbins, RFH review - Elgar's melancholy New Testament snapshots

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Imogen Cooper 70th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall review - outwardly austere, lit from within

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London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Ono, Barbican review - feet on the ground, eyes to the skies

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The Mask of Orpheus, English National Opera review - amorphous excess

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theartsdesk Q&A: Gianandrea Noseda on conducting Mahler and the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra

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Bevan, The Sixteen, Genesis Sixteen, Christophers, Barbican review - MacMillan transcends again

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theartsdesk at the Tsinandali Festival: young Caucasians join hands and instruments

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Leonskaja, Ferchtman, Várdai, Wigmore Hall review - direct line to Schubert's genius

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The music of isolation: conductor Ian Page on 18th century...

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La voix humaine, Grange Park Opera online review – hanging o...

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Guest of Honour review – the grip of guilt

A master at bringing neurotics to bilious life on screen, David...