Veronese at the National Gallery; John Morton on W1A; Labor Day reviewed
With Kirsty Lang.
A new exhibition at the National Gallery Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice brings together masterpieces by Veronese from around the world, some of which have not been united since they were painted in Veronese's studio in the 16th century. Sarah Dunant reviews.
Following the success of Twenty Twelve, the comedy series which revolved around preparations for the London Olympics, writer John Morton now turns his attention to the BBC. In W1A, Hugh Bonneville's Ian Fletcher has been head-hunted for the role of the BBC's Head Of Values. John talks to Kirsty about the series, and about the art of accurately catching the tone of the worlds he portrays.
Labor Day stars Kate Winslet as the mother of a young boy who falls for an escaped convict, played by Josh Brolin, over the course of a Labor Day weekend. The film was adapted for the screen by the writer/director Jason Reitman from a novel by Joyce Maynard. Kate Muir reviews.
Violinist and conductor Sigiswald Kuijken gives Kirsty a studio demonstration of an "extinct" instrument: the violoncello da spalla or "shoulder cello". It went out of fashion in the middle of the 18th century, and Sigiswald explains his theory that many of Bach's works, including the Brandenburg concertos and cello suites, may have been originally written not for the cello, but for the violoncello da spalla.
Producer: Olivia Skinner.
Following the success of Twenty Twelve, the comedy series which revolved around preparations for the London Olympics, writer John Morton now turns his attention to the BBC itself.
W1A begins on BBC Two on Wednesday, 19 March, at 10pm
Sigiswald Kuijken will be playing the violoncello da spalla, with the Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 19 and 25 March, and also in Basingstoke on 21 March.
Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice
|Interviewed Guest||Sarah Dunant|
|Interviewed Guest||John Morton|
|Interviewed Guest||Kate Muir|
|Interviewed Guest||Sigiswald Kuijken|