Nick Shave

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Nick Shave writes for The Guardian and is contributing editor of BBC Music Magazine. A regular reviewer and blogger of the Proms, he can usually be found at the Royal Albert Hall with only seconds to spare, breaking into an ungainly powerwalk somewhere between the ticket collection desk and the stalls

19/07/2010

Our online blogger Nick Shave heads to the Royal Albert Hall for a First Night to remember

22/07/2010

The start of a Beethoven marathon and late-night Chopin made for a rewarding evening at the Proms, writes Nick Shave

28/07/2010

A Proms premiere on a Monday night failed to bring in the punters. A shame, says Nick Shave…

30/07/2010

Nick Shave enjoys a Concerto performance from Hilary Hahn, a former prodigy who has avoided burn-out. And how.

02/08/2010

Nick Shave is driven mad by Proms beginning at 7pm

09/08/2010

Nick Shave explains why the Proms on television beats the live performance

12/08/2010

The UK premiere of Langgaard's Music of the Spheres 92 years after it was composed was a weird and wonderful triumph

18/08/2010

Nick Shave relishes the English Baroque Soloists' performance of all the Brandenburg Concertos 

19/08/2010

An underwhelming performance of Scriabin's First Symphony leaves Nick Shave pondering some unanswerable questions

24/08/2010

The UK premiere of Arvo Pärt's powerful Fourth Symphony was spoiled by the Royal Albert Hall's muffled acoustics, writes Nick Shave