this evening (wednesday 23rd), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) is entirely devoted to …
“The American writer Philip Roth, whose death at the age of 85 was announced today, is remembered by • Ian McEwan, • his biographer Claudia Roth Pierpont, and • American novelist Amy Bloom.
this evening (friday 30th), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
leonard bernstein: a centenary celebration (presented by john wilson) (in the front row series)
“John Wilson is joined by his son, • Alexander Bernstein, who remembers his father composing at home, and who attended many of his Young People’s Concerts; by • his friend and biographer, Humphrey Burton, who discusses Bernstein’s multiple talents as a conductor, composer and educator; and by • his pupil, the conductor Marin Alsop, who was inspired by Bernstein to take up the baton. ”
this evening (monday 5th), 7.35-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) concludes with …
“Artist Charlotte Salomon died aged 26 in Auschwitz, leaving behind an impressive autobiographical series of over 700 paintings called Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play.
Ahead of events on Salomon at Jewish Book Week, • Griselda Pollock and • Waldemar Januszczak discuss her life and work.” (more…)
this evening (tuesday 24th), 7.32-7.39pm, on bbc radio 4
frontrow (presented by samira ahmed) includes …
yesterday evening (wednesday 9th), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
daniel liebeskind, (interviewed by john wilson) (in the front row series)
yesterday evening (tuesday 26th), 7.25-7.31pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) includes …
“The Hungarian feature film Son of Saul closely follows one inmate of the Auschwitz concentration camp who is a member of the Sonderkommando, responsible for disposing of the bodies of the victims murdered in the gas chambers.
Jason Solomons reviews the film that won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film this year, as well as the Grand Prix at Cannes.”
last thursday evening (4th february), 7.16-7.24pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by kirsty lang) leads with …