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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

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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Oedipe, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - Enescu's masterpiece glorious and complete

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Wings, Young Vic review - Juliet Stevenson goes high and low

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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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Winterreise, Gerhaher, Huber, Wigmore Hall review - wintry b...

As Wigmore Hall audiences really ought to know, silence can be golden. Especially at the close of Schubert’s Winterreise, as the uncanny...

The Daughter-in-Law, Arcola Theatre review - searing simplic...

There’s a stark power to Jack Gamble’s production of DH...

Magnum P.I., Sky 1 review - slick and formulaic remake of Ei...

Perhaps inspired by the success of the revived Hawaii Five-O, CBS and Universal have gone back to the...

CD: William Tyler - Goes West

Its Dali-esque sleeve image captures Goes West perfectly. Over its 10 instrumental tracks, the music drifts inwards from outside as if...

Stop and Search, Arcola Theatre review - a murky view of mod...

A road tunnel through the Alps, stretching underneath Mont Blanc: Tel (Shaun Mason) is ploughing home to London in a borrowed Merc, strung out and...

James Acaster, Phoenix Theatre review - a masterclass in com...

There's a story in James Acaster's superb new show at the ...

Rosenbaum's Rescue, Park Theatre review - curiously sol...

Theatrical alchemy is eternally slippery. On paper Rosenbaum’s Rescue at the...

CD: Abdesselam Damoussi and Nour Eddine - Jedba

It’s not often that music of this kind gets a release outside of ...

LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - Bartók dances, Bruckner sings

Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta and...

Cold Feet, Series 8, ITV review - mortality lite

How much more is there to say about the thrills and spills of midlife? Cold Feet made a surprisingly nimble return to...