Nick Shave

Blog creator, Nick Shave

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

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

01/09/2010

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

27/08/2010

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

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

19/08/2010

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

18/08/2010

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

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

09/08/2010

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

02/08/2010

Nick Shave is driven mad by Proms beginning at 7pm

30/07/2010

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

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