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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

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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theartsdesk on the Seine: a second new concert hall for Paris

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

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theartsdesk in Tallinn: From Dusk to Black at Estonian Music Days

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Doctor Atomic, BBCSO, Adams, Barbican

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Queer British Art 1861-1967, Tate Britain

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