sat 15/08/2020

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

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Ono, Barbican review - feet on the ground, eyes to the skies

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The Mask of Orpheus, English National Opera review - amorphous excess

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theartsdesk Q&A: Gianandrea Noseda on conducting Mahler and the Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra

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Bevan, The Sixteen, Genesis Sixteen, Christophers, Barbican review - MacMillan transcends again

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theartsdesk at the Tsinandali Festival: young Caucasians join hands and instruments

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Leonskaja, Ferchtman, Várdai, Wigmore Hall review - direct line to Schubert's genius

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Jessye Norman, 1945-2019

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Tetzlaff, Nelsen, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - spider's webs and silk sheets

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Fischer, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - total focus in shattering threnodies

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The Intelligence Park, Linbury Theatre review - baroque to the point of obscurity

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Agrippina, Royal Opera review - carry on up the Campidoglio

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Beethoven Festival Weekend, Wigmore Hall review 2 - total mastery in tone and depth

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Prom 60: Ax, Vienna Philharmonic, Haitink review - moving mountains at 90

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Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini, Monteverdi Choir, ORR, Gardiner review - don't stop the carnival

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theartsdesk at the Southrepps Music Festival - world-class young musicians return to North Norfolk

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Prom 55: Jephtha, SCO & Chorus, Egarr review - shock of the new in sacrificial oratorio

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My Rembrandt review - hard cash and hubris

In the gloomy splendour of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, the 10th Duke of Buccleuch gazes up at...

Album: Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once...

During the first decade of this century Conor Oberst was critically anointed as a successor to the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Leonard...

Babyteeth review - teenage love and terminal illness in the...

Babyteeth gets off to a terrific start. A semi-naked, manic Moses (Toby Wallace, full of scabby charisma) almost pushes 15-year-old Milla...

Mandy, BBC2 review - Diane Morgan's new creation

Mandy started life in the Comedy Shorts season last year, and has now been given a six-part series. Diane Morgan, who has a...

Project Power - so-so attempt to reinvent the superhero genr...

What if there was a pill you could pop that gave you superpowers? The only catch is that, while it might make you invisible or...

Cara Dillon Live at Cooper Hall, YouTube review - a warm Iri...

Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman were bringing it all back home when they performed their first live stream concert from Cooper Hall, in Frome,...

Spree review - a wild ride through social media madness

Allergic to that word “influencer”? Afraid that social...

Album: Burna Boy - Twice as Tall

There’ve been plenty of global breakout successes from Nigeria...

Theatre Unlocked 4: Shows in concert and a contemporary clas...

After months spent sifting amongst the virtual, I'm pleased to report that live performance looks to be on the (socially distanced) rebound. The...