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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

Ozark, Series 4 Part 1, Netflix review - the Macbeths of the southern lakes in even deeper waters

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Total Immersion: Music for the End of Time review - miracles from the house of the dead

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Lise Davidsen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Barbican review - perfect Grieg, impressive Strauss and Wagner

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Don't Look Up, Netflix review - hitting most targets in high style

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Force Majeure, Donmar Warehouse review - fissures in a marriage

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Le nozze di Figaro, Royal Opera review - New Year champagne

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Best of 2021: Classical music concerts

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Best of 2021: Opera

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The Hand of God review - Sorrentino's unsentimental education

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Cabaret, The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre review – polymorphous, prodigious

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L’Enfance du Christ, Monteverdi Choir, ORR, Gardiner, St Martin-in-the-Fields review – clear-cut Christmas story

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Zingari/Tosca Suite, Opera Rara, Rizzi, Cadogan Hall review - symphonic mastery and fluent hokum

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Scenes from the Wild, Morgan, CLS, Paterson, Southwark Cathedral review - a cornucopia of the seasons

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Kolesnikov, Sinfonia of London, Wilson, Snape Maltings review – volcanic Britten and Vaughan Williams

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The Valkyrie, English National Opera review - fitfully flickering flames

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Smetana Trio, Wigmore Hall / Minerva Piano Trio, Christ Church Kensington review - spirits of delight

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