841 Terry Gilliam and Edward Gardner, Joshua Ferris, Clean Bandit2014-06-02 01:00:00
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842 Front Row at the Hay Festival2014-05-30 01:00:00
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843 Jimmy's Hall; Leonard Cohen biography2014-05-29 01:00:00
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844 Maya Angelou remembered; Simon Russell Beale; Maleficent reviewed; the art of MF Husain2014-05-28 01:00:00
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845 Venus in Fur; Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti; The Normal Heart; Michael Cunningham2014-05-27 01:00:00
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846 Margaret Atwood on her first opera, Neel Mukherjee and Quirke2014-05-23 01:00:00
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847 Chrissie Hynde; Mondrian season; Miss Saigon2014-05-22 01:00:00
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848 Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid; new Bill Viola installation at St Paul's Cathedral; St Vincent2014-05-21 01:00:00
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849 Fading Gigolo, Fatboy Slim, Julian Opie, Cannes festival2014-05-20 01:00:00
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850 Edmund de Waal; Winner of Young Musician; Hypnotic Brass Ensemble2014-05-19 01:00:00
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851 Dawn French, Coldplay album reviewed, Ben Miles on Thomas Cromwell2014-05-16 01:00:00
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852 Gary Kemp; Mr Turner; Kenneth Clark's legacy2014-05-15 01:00:00
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853 Louise Welsh on Penny Dreadful, Oscar Isaac, Nick Payne, and Will Gregory Moog Ensemble2014-05-14 01:00:00
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854 Godzilla reviewed; Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello in La Traviata2014-05-13 01:00:00
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855 James McAvoy; Gillian Clarke on Dylan Thomas; Natalie Merchant2014-05-12 01:00:00
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856 Hofesh Shechter at the Brighton Festival; Michael Jackson's Xscape; South African theatre; Advanced Style2014-05-09 01:00:00
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857 Yinka Shonibare, Water Babies, Akhil Sharma, women film directors2014-05-08 01:00:00
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858 Antony Gormley & Simon Starling; Alice Hoffman; David Henry Hwang2014-05-07 01:00:00
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859 Irvine Welsh; The Wind Rises review; Rachel De-lahay2014-05-06 01:00:00
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860 Michael Nyman at 702014-05-05 01:00:00
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Michael Nyman at 70

Kirsty Lang presents a special programme dedicated to one of Britain's most commercially successful composers, Michael Nyman, as he celebrates his 70th birthday. Perhaps best known for his film scores, including Jane Campion's The Piano, his minimalist music can also be enjoyed in the form of operas, string quartets, song cycles and now symphonies. Kirsty is joined by classical music critics, Fiona Maddocks and Jonathan Lennie, to discuss his music and legacy; woodwind player, Andy Findon, who's been a member of the Michael Nyman Band since the 1980s; singer David McAlmont, who wrote The Glare, a song cycle of news stories, with Nyman; and by the composer himself who talks about, among other things, The Hillsborough Symphony, soon to have its premiere, and how that came about. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.…read more