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Rory Connolly Rory Connolly | 13:00 UK time, Thursday, 3 February 2011

Hi there, 
More televisual highlights, this week featuring Fleetwood Mac, Lemmy, Eric Clapton and Iggy Pop.
Enjoy;


Friday 4 February - BBC Four
1930 - 2030: Proms 2010 - Paul Lewis Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5
Over the Proms season in 2010, Paul Lewis performed the complete cycle of the five Beethoven piano concertos. Here is his performance of the mighty 5th Concerto, the 'Emperor', at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Stephane Deneve. Leading up to the performance, Paul is in conversation with Charles Hazlewood to discuss his approach and thoughts about the cycle as a whole.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y5kgx

Watch more clips from the Proms at our Proms and Beyond Collection on the BBC Music Showcase.

 

2030 - 2100: Transatlantic Sessions
Folk musicians come together in what have been called 'the greatest backporch shows ever'. Featuring harpist Catriona McKay, fiddler Bruce Molsky and Tim O'Brien.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0082hyv


2100 - 2230: Peter Green, Man Of The World
Repeated: BBC Four - Sunday 2340
After years battling his mental illness, Peter Green is writing and recording again. Featuring archive performances and interviews with Carlos Santana, Noel Gallagher, founding members of Fleetwood Mac and Green himself, this film tells the story of one of blues rock's living legends.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k92x1



2230 - 2330: Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Repeated: BBC Four - Sunday 2240

Fleetwood Mac are one of the biggest-selling bands of all time and still on the road. Their story, told in their own words, is an epic tale of love and confrontation, of success and loss. Few bands have undergone such radical musical and personal change. The band evolved from the 60s British blues boom to perfect a US West Coast sound that saw them sell 40 million copies of the album Rumours. However, behind the scenes relationships were turbulent. The band went through multiple line-ups with six different lead guitarists. While working on Rumours, the two couples at the heart of the band separated, yet this heartache inspired the perfect pop record.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nq7q9

 

Eric Clapton

 




2330 - 2430: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood from Madison Sq Garden
Repeated: BBC Four - Sunday 2510
Reunion concert by Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2008. The rock legends took to the stage together for just three concerts in a highly anticipated collaboration, performing a string of hits that included Blind Faith's Presence of the Lord and Can't Find My Way Home, in addition to Clapton's classic After Midnight and Winwood's Dear Mr Fantasy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00k9cbz


2430 - 2530: Forever Young - How Rock 'N' Roll Grew Up
Documentary which looks at how rock 'n' roll has had to deal with the unthinkable - namely growing up and growing old, from its roots in the 50s as a music made by young people for young people to the 21st century phenomena of the revival and the comeback.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sxjls


Next week; Rachmaninoff and Reggae Britannia.
Take care of yourselves.
Rory

 

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