Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, How to listen to a symphony, black paint controversy, 14th August cultural events
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio discuss their new film Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. In the ninth film directed by Quention Taratino, set in the late 1960s, DiCaprio plays an actor in the twilight of his Hollywood career, with Pitt as his buddy and stunt double.
The Chief Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo, guides Stig Abell in on what to listen out for when listening to a symphony. Oramo will conduct the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony next Monday evening.
In a row over colours the Turner Prize winner Sir Anish Kapoor has been banned from an art shop which is employing a full-time security guard with orders to keep him out. The artist and art shop owner Stuart Semple is angry that Kapoor secured the exclusive rights to Vantablack, that in response he's created his own blackest black paint, available to everyone, except Anish Kapoor. Stig Abell made it through the security checks and into his shop to talk to Stuart Semple about why the colour black is so important to artists, and why access to it raises fundamental issues about art and democracy.
It's August 14th which seems an ordinary sort of day but, as Front Row reveals, over the last 1,000 years many events of cultural and artistic significance have occurred on this date, so August 14th isn't so nondescript after all.
Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Julian May…read more