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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

East Neuk Festival review - Schubert, brass and nine electric guitars

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theartsdesk at Budapest Wagner Days: Bayreuth on the Danube

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Mitridate, Re di Ponto, Royal Opera review - Crowe and costumes light up pointless revival

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Albert Herring, The Grange Festival review - playing it straight yields classic comedy gold

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Kuusisto, London Chamber Orchestra, Ashkenazy, Cadogan Hall

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theartsdesk at the Istanbul Music Festival: East and West in perfect balance

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Hamlet, Glyndebourne review - integrity if not genius in Brett Dean's score

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Evgeny Kissin: Memoirs and Reflections review - Russian education, European conviction, Jewish heritage

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theartsdesk in Göttingen: Handel for all

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La Rondine, Opera Holland Park

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La Strada, The Other Palace review - Fellini's tragicomedy becomes a noisy romp

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theartsdesk Q&A: Soprano Aida Garifullina

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The Mikado review - Sasha Regan's all-male operetta formula hits a reef

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Kempf, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Simonov, Cadogan Hall

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Chineke! Orchestra, Brighton Festival / Saleem Ashkar, Wigmore Hall

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Three Comrades, Sovremennik review - well-oiled Russian take on 1920s Berlin

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