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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

Reger Cello Suites, Richard Harwood, Malling Abbey review - Bach with a dash of acid

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Stravinsky Ballets, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - the big three burn with focused energy

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Senza Sangue/Bluebeard's Castle, Hackney Empire - uneven French-Hungarian mix

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Anne Applebaum: Red Famine review - hope around a heart of darkness

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La Bohème, Royal Opera review - spectacle and sentiment not yet in focus

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Prom 72 review: Vienna Philharmonic, Harding - uncertain Mahler Six partly redeemed by brass

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Follies, National Theatre review - Imelda Staunton equal first in stunning company

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Prom 70 review: Denk, BBCSO, Canellakis - high, lucid and bright

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Prom 63 review: Gerstein, BBCSO, Bychkov - total mastery of orchestral sound

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Prom 61 review: Fleming, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Oramo - heliotropic ecstasies

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Proms at...Cadogan Hall review: Pavel Kolesnikov - Chopin takes flight

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Proms at... & Prom 56 reviews: Multi-Story Orchestra / BBCSO, Hrůša - the best of all possible worlds

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Prom 54 review: Kavakos, Filarmonica della Scala, Chailly - cool Milanesi mute Roman exuberance

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theartsdesk in Estonia and Latvia - Pärnu Music Festival's great orchestra goes south

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Prom 50 review: Josefowicz, Clayton, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla - personality in every bar

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Proms 47, 48 & 49 review: Reformation Day - superlative Bach as the bedrock

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