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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

The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera review - uneven cast prey to overthought concept

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Best of 2018: Classical concerts

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Best of 2018: Opera

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Ed Vulliamy: When Words Fail review - the band plays on

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L'enfance du Christ, BBCSO, Gardner, Barbican review - Berlioz's kindest wonder

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Hänsel und Gretel, Royal Opera review - not quite hungry enough

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theartsdesk in Brno: Czech 100th feted through Janáček and Smetana

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Sophie Bevan, Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review - an Alpine blaze

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The Nutcracker, Royal Ballet review - a still-magical tale of two couples

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CBSO, Kremerata Baltica, Gražinytė-Tyla, Symphony Hall, Birmingham review - numb laments and life after death

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Māris Briežkalns Quintet, EFG London Jazz Festival 2018 review - a Rothko symphony

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Dietrich: Natural Duty, Wilton's Music Hall review - elegy for one

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Kolesnikov, BBCSO, Brabbins, Barbican review - rethought masterpiece, stolid rarity

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Borodin Quartet, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - mixed results in oddball Czechfest

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The Rake's Progress, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - supreme fluency from Eden to Bedlam

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Car, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tognetti, Milton Court review - a rattlebag of happy collaborations

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