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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

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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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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