Review: Nicholas Daniel, Iestyn Davies and Fretwork at Kings Place

‘I have nothing but admiration for the skill which Nicholas Daniel brought to the part’ Fretwork‘s programme at Kings Place on Friday 18 December 2015 brought together music by the two John Tave(r)ners, with the Missa Gloria tibi trinitas by John Taverner (1490-1545) and Nipson and The Hidden Faceby Sir John Tavener (1944-2013) with the viol ensemble being joined by counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and oboist Nicholas Daniel. The […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel/BBCSO/Alsop (Classical Source)

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Alsop/Barbican Hall, Friday 4 December 2015 Judith Bingham, The Angel of Mons ‘Nicholas Daniel played with enormous artistry and a marked sympathy for the ambiguous character of the solo part […] what Alsop, the BBCSO strings and Daniel achieved will stay with me for some time.’ Read the full review online here

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Review: Nicholas Daniel/BBCSO/Alsop (The Guardian)

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop/Barbican Hall, Friday 4 December 2015 Judith Bingham, The Angel of Mons ‘The solo line, superbly played by Nicholas Daniel, unwinds against a series of thick string dissonances that eventually prove immovable: the divine vision fades and war goes on.’ Read the full review online

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CD review: Vaughan Williams and MacMillan oboe concertos (Santa Fe New Mexican)

‘Nicholas Daniel’s interpretation of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto outshines other currently available on CD […] in this splendid reading’ British oboe playing used to be harsh and plangent. Nicholas Daniel has moved in a more appealing direction, such that he enjoys an international career working as artistic director of the Leicester International Festival in […]

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Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet in Sheffield, Tuesday 8 December

One of the UK’s most distinguished soloists, oboist Nicholas Daniel founded the Britten Oboe Quartet together with his colleagues and co-principals of the award-winning Britten Sinfonia. This concert at Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, displays to perfection their adventurousness and virtuosity, with a concert mixture of the classic and the contemporary that intertwines Mozart with a host of British masters. Programme Britten: Phantasy Quartet Lennox Berkley: String […]

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