May 22nd, 2015
Episode 909 of 1305 episodes
One of the most important - and largest - drawings ever made in Britain, Daniel Maclise's 'The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after the Battle of Waterloo', goes on show today at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. It hasn't been displayed for 40 years and has been painstakingly conserved. Front Row observed that process. Mahan Esfahani is a virtuoso harpsichordist having something of a moment: his new album exploring the relationship between Minimalist and Baroque music, Time Present and Time Past, has won warm reviews, and earlier this year he was named Newcomer of the Year in the BBC Music Magazine Awards. He talks to Kirsty about the status of the instrument and how Baroque can speak to Minimalism. Jason Solomons joins Kirsty for a final report from the Cannes Film Festival and looks ahead to which films are in the running for the big prizes being awarded this weekend. Crime-writer Mark Billingham and British country duo My Darling Clementine discuss The Other Half, a CD and stage show they've created, set in a down-at-heel bar in Memphis. Billingham has written and narrates a short story of love, loss and hope, accompanied by MDC's songs of heartbreak and pain. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Ellie Bury.
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