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


Does knowing about a musician's hobbies help or hinder appreciation of their performances, asks Nick Shave


Spontaneity and passion made the Minnesota Orchestra's two Proms under Osmo Vänskä a refreshing listen 


With a performance of Beethoven and Mahler Symphonies, the German orchestra proved again why it's one of the best in the world


What's the best way to judge a concert, asks Nick Shave, after going to the Orchestre National de France's Prom


Union Jacks and high jinks were guaranteed, but would there be vuvuzelas? Nick Shave reports on the 2010 Proms finale from the Royal Albert Hall


Will the real imposter please stand up?


In our first Proms diary of 2011 Nick Shave wrestles with Brian's gargantuan First Symphony


Nick Shave on an emotional evening at the Royal Albert Hall


Nick Shave has an unemotional experience during Bartók...

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