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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

Proms 37 / 38 review: Latvian Radio Choir, Gavrylyuk, BBCSSO, Dausgaard - numinous Rachmaninov triptych

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Proms 34 & 35 review: Oklahoma!, John Wilson Orchestra - music triumphs, words and drama suffer

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Prom 31 review: La Damnation de Faust, Gardiner - Berlioz tumbles out in rainbow colours

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Prom 29 review: BBCSO, Bychkov - Musorgsky's Khovanshchina sears in concert

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Coming Clean, King's Head Theatre / Twilight Song, Park Theatre reviews - gay-themed first and last plays falter

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Prom 20 review: Hough, BBCPO, Wigglesworth - towards the light fantastic

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DVD/Blu-ray: Der müde Tod

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La clemenza di Tito, Glyndebourne review - fine musical manoeuvres in the dark

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Robin Ticciati on conducting Mozart - 'I wanted to create a revolution in the minds of the players'

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Prom 9 review: Fidelio, BBCPO, Mena - classy prison drama rarely blazes

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Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, Royal Opera review - vocal promise, poor stagecraft

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Prom 3: Faust, COE, Haitink - Europeans tread air under 88-year-old master

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El-Khoury, Spyres, Hallé, Rizzi, Cadogan Hall review - bel canto lives again

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Orange Is the New Black, Season 5, Netflix review - counterpoint in a three-day prison riot

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Kozhukhin, LSO, Rattle, Barbican

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

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