Conductor John Wilson, Interior design, The Wizard of Oz
Composer Erich Korngold was best known for his swashbuckling film scores like The Adventures of Robin Hood and Captain Blood. A child prodigy, he was already a well-established writer of concert music and operas in his native Austria before he went to Hollywood in the 1930s and continued to compose after he left the movie industry. The conductor John Wilson assembled a special orchestra, the Sinfonia of London, to perform some of his later works, including a symphony, for a new recording entitled simply Korngold. Samira talks to the conductor, as well as to Korngold’s biographer Brendan Carroll.
What makes brilliant interior design and can we all do it? As the BBC launches Interior Design Masters, a new show where budding interior designers compete to win a big commission, we investigate the art and history of interior design, with head judge on the show, Michelle Ogundehin, and Sonia Solicari, director of The Geffrye Museum of the Home.
This week sees the 80th anniversary of the much-loved film The Wizard of Oz. Clarice Laughrey, Chief Film Critic at The Independent, delves into one of the most influential films of all time to see if behind the scenes it was it as bright as the Emerald City and sweet as the Lollipop Guild, or was it a much darker affair?
Presenter Samira Ahmed
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