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

27/08/2010

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

01/09/2010

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

06/09/2010

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

10/09/2010

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

13/09/2010

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

21/06/2011

Will the real imposter please stand up?

18/07/2011

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

25/07/2011

Nick Shave on an emotional evening at the Royal Albert Hall

28/07/2011

Nick Shave has an unemotional experience during Bartók...

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