February 17th, 2015
Episode 771 of 1303 episodes
John Wilson looks back 50 years to Jacqueline du Pré's historic recording of Elgar's Cello Concerto, with cellist Steve Isserlis and record producer Andrew Keener. Ahead of The Front Row Debate, "Does the state owe the artist a living?", the Wilson Twins discuss living off Thatcher's Enterprise Allowance as they made their name in the art world of the 1980s. As a Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition opens at RIBA in London, the architect Amanda Levete assesses the man behind the Glasgow School of Art building that was destroyed by fire in May last year. And is creativity and culture open to all of us? Vikki Heywood, who chaired a 12-month inquiry commissioned by Warwick University on the role of the arts in Britain, is here with her findings. Producer: Craig Templeton Smith.