July 30th, 2015
Episode 964 of 1303 episodes
Tomorrow night Semyon Bychkov conducts Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, the Leningrad, at the BBC Proms. He talks about the significance of a piece that evokes the time of the Leningrad Siege - a period of history that affected Bychkov's own mother. Steve Reich's 1972 Clapping Music is one of the most significant pieces of recent decades: a Minimalist classic. Now it's become an app, thanks to Andrew Burke, Chief Executive of the London Sinfonietta, to be launched at an event this Saturday at the South Bank in London. He and Steve Reich talk to John. Richard Long: Time and Space is a new exhibition celebrating the work of the artist at the Arnolfini in Long's home town, Bristol. With new work alongside re-creations of older work, it illuminates his close relationship with place. The art critic Richard Cork reviews for Front Row. A new museum proposed as a celebration of women in the East End of London has been revealed to have dramatically changed subject matter to the crimes of Jack the Ripper. As some seek to reverse the museum's approval, Front Row asks Alistair Brown, Policy Officer at the Museums Association, what it takes to set up a museum.
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.