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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 Q&A: Composer, chansonnier and conductor HK Gruber at 75

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Ivana Gavrić, Wigmore Hall review - more earth than air

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Best of 2017: Classical concerts

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Best of 2017: Opera

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Bach Cantatas - not just for Christmas

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Classical CDs Weekly Special: Callas Live

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Naum Kleiman: Eisenstein on Paper review - a lavish journey into the unconscious

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Octets, Wigmore Hall review - Heath Quartet and star friends effervesce

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The Twilight Zone, Almeida Theatre review - from hokum to humanity

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Salonen conducts Sibelius, RFH/Oramo conducts Salonen, Barbican review - Finnish psychedelia

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Johnston, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - sheer adrenalin in early Sibelius

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Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Royal Opera review - one tenor, two samey brutes

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Batiashvili, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - electricity in Sibelius and Hillborg

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Mitsuko Uchida, RFH review - Schubert from rough to heavenly

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theartsdesk in Stockholm - HK Gruber and sacred monsters

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Falstaff, RLPO, Petrenko, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall review - Bryn Terfel leads a merry dance

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