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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

Leif Ove Andsnes, RFH review - interior magic from a master colourist

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The Consul, Guildhall School review - blowsy melodrama rooted by committed students

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Soltani, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Barenboim, RFH review - passionate pilgrimages

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October, LSO, Strobel, Barbican review - Eisenstein with steel score

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Crowe, The English Concert, Bicket, Milton Court review - Mozartian prima-donna perfection

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The Lady from the Sea, Donmar Warehouse review - Nikki Amuka-Bird luminous in a sympathetic ensemble

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Uchida, SCO, Ticciati, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - Berlioz steals the show

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Osud/Trouble in Tahiti, Opera North - swings and roundabouts in a surprising double-bill

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Alan Hollinghurst: The Sparsholt Affair - pictures at an exhibition, with telling gaps

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Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, V&A review - seven cities, seven masterpieces

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Roman Rabinovich, Hatchlands review - poetry from Chopin's very own Pleyel piano

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Anne Schwanewilms, Charles Spencer, Wigmore Hall review - going deep in Schubert

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali on conducting in Gothenburg - 'they just want to make music. No bullshit'

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After the Rehearsal/Persona, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Barbican - van Hove reconfigures Bergman

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Kuusisto, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - Icelanders fare better than Sibelius

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Pogostkina, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - human emotions in Sibelius's heaven

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