Keyboard Access Tips

To play Last Word - Brazil's most famous architect, an eminent jazz musician, an outrageous boxer and a radical In… you need to enable JavaScript. How?

Last Word - Brazil's most famous architect, an eminent jazz musician, an outrageous boxer and a radical In…

Obituary series. Matthew Bannister on Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, Indian politician Bal Thackeray and boxer Hector Camacho.

Matthew Bannister on

The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The lover of curves designed most of the important buildings in his country's capital city. Lord Foster pays tribute.

Also: Dave Brubeck - the jazz composer and pianist, known for writing in unusual time signatures. Julian Joseph pays tribute at the piano.

The Indian politician Bal Thackeray, a former cartoonist who cited Walt Disney and Adolf Hitler as his key influences and led the extremist Hindu party which dominated Mumbai.

And the flamboyant Puerto Rican boxer Hector Camacho. Notorious for his party lifestyle, he died in a drive-by shooting.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Sun, 9 Dec 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4:00PM Fri, 7 Dec 2012
  • Categories
  • Duration 28 minutes

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.