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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 Seven Deadly Sins / Mahagonny Songspiel, Royal Opera online - modern morality tales mesh uneasily

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Bach St John Passions from Oxford and Stockholm online review – theatrical drive from Gardiner, interiority under Harding

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theartsdesk Q&A: conductor Klaus Mäkelä

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Der Rosenkavalier, Bavarian State Opera online review - myth-making magic

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Steven Osborne 50th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall online – perfect symmetries

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Levit, Berlin Philharmoniker, Paavo Järvi, Digital Concert Hall review - optimal light and dark

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Two LSO concerts on Marquee TV review - vibrant triptyches

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Tony and the Young Artists, Royal Opera/Liebeslieder Waltzes, Blackheath Halls online review - love and joy

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Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer online review - Mahler movements for the fish

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Hansel and Gretel, Scottish Opera online - bewitching feast for ears but not eyes

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The Turn of the Screw, OperaGlass Works online review - the fright is in the filming

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It's a Sin, Channel 4 review - poignant, funny, vibrant masterpiece

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The Soldier's Tale, Scottish Chamber Orchestra online review - top performers master a baggy mini-monster

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Vienna New Year’s Day Concert, BBC Two/Radio 3 review - noble integrity and missionary zeal

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Best of 2020: Classical music concerts

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Best of 2020: Opera

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11 Past the Hour opens with its title song, a delicious, twangy, string-laden Nancy Sinatra Bond theme that never was. The album closes...

Singer-songwriter Peggy Seeger: still in the vanguard of her...

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Album: Lady Dan - I Am the Prophet

There’s a line in “No Home”, the staggering centrepiece of Lady Dan’s debut album, that perhaps sums up the project. “Wolves will never...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Wes Montgomery - The NDR Hamburg Studio...

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Night in Paradise review - lukewarm bloodbath

Since launching his directing career in 2011 with The Showdown, Park Hoon-jung has established himself as a promising devotee of the...

DVD/Blu-ray: Catch Us If You Can

Catch Us If You Can, the 1965 road movie starring Barbara Ferris and the eponymous drummer and guiding force of the Dave Clark Five,...

The Seven Deadly Sins / Mahagonny Songspiel, Royal Opera onl...

There are so many good ideas, so much talented hard work from the singers of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and two dancers, such a...