2013 Turner Prize Announcement, Candide Review, the Value of Letters, Can

Turner Prize 2013
Art critic for The Times Rachel Campbell-Johnston profiles the work of Laure Prouvost, this year's winner, announced today.

Former Royal Ballet star Adam Cooper choreographs a new staging of Leonard Bernstein's notoriously tricky Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Theatre critic of The Stage Mark Shenton and Tutor in French at Jesus College Oxford Caroline Warman review.

Literary Letters
Hermione Lee and Simon Garfield discuss the insight personal letters give into writers' lives and creative processes, and also consider the moral implications of studying them.

Experimental band Can changed the face of music in the 1960s. Dubbed Krautrock by unthinking British critics, two members of the band had in fact studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen, and went on to mix his ideas with free jazz, Moroccan and Japanese music styles and intense performance to create a new and highly influential sound. Can founder member Irmin Schmidt, novelist Lawrence Norfolk, music writer Alexis Petridis and London correspondent for Die Zeit, John Jungclaussen, consider their music and its influence.

Producer: Laura Thomas.

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45 minutes

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Mon 2 Dec 2013 22:00


Candide is on stage at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London until 22 February. 

Episode image credit: Nobby Clark

Turner Prize 2013

The Turner Prize 2013 exhibition is on display at Buildings 80-81, Ebrington, in Derry-Londonderry until 5 January.


The complete vinyl box set of CAN's back catalogue is available now via Mute and Spoon. 


To The Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World by Simon Garfield is available now, published by Canongate.


Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee is available now, published by Chatto & Windus.



Role Contributor
PresenterAnne McElvoy
ProducerLaura Thomas
Interviewed GuestRachel Campbell-Johnston
Interviewed GuestMark Shenton
Interviewed GuestCaroline Warman
Interviewed GuestHermione Lee
Interviewed GuestSimon Garfield
Interviewed GuestIrmin Schmidt
Interviewed GuestLawrence Norfolk
Interviewed GuestAlexis Petridis
Interviewed GuestJohn Jungclaussen

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