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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

Sukanya, RFH review - Ravi Shankar's bright-eyed, varied fable

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Elisabeth Leonskaja, Wigmore Hall review - pure musical essence

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Gautier Capuçon, Yuja Wang, Barbican review - spellbinding moments in circumscribed programme

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Bowers-Broadbent, Theatre of Voices, Kings Place - grit needed in the oyster

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Clarke, Ränzlöv, The Mozartists, Page, Wigmore Hall - young Mozart among the giants

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Suzman, London Schools Symphony Orchestra, Edwards, Barbican review - a cabaret from hell

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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Martín, Barbican review - songs of protest and resilience

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Celebrating the musicals of Jerry Herman (1931-2019)

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Best of 2019: Classical concerts

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Best of 2019: Opera

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theartsdesk Q&A: Conductor Olari Elts in Tallinn

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theartsdesk in Zurich and Tallinn: celebrating great Estonians

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Cargill, LSO, Pappano, Barbican review - high anxiety and visionary gleams

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Charpentier Christmas settings, Solomon's Knot, St John's Smith Square review - pastoral shades

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theartsdesk Q&A: Conductor Semyon Bychkov in Prague

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Haas Hommage à Bridget Riley, London Sinfonietta, Lubman, QEH review - vibrant abstraction

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