Michael Berkeley's guest is photographer, writer and broadcaster Lucinda Lambton. Her choices include Bach, Mozart, Weber, Offenbach, Paganini and a Cajun band from Louisiana.
Michael Berkeley's guest on Private Passions this week is the photographer, writer and broadcaster on architectural subjects, Lucinda Lambton. Her enthusiasms range from the history of the lavatory to architecture for animals, vanishing Victoriana, and The Great North Road. She has researched, written presented some 55 films for the BBC and 25 for ITV, including Lucinda Lambton's A-Z of Britain, a 26-part BBC TV series, and Sublime Suburbia, a series of four films for ITV about the architectural and historic delights of London's suburbs. She gives talks throughout the British Isles and the USA, including for the National Trust, is a regular contributor to prominent newspapers and magazines, and has made several series on architecture for Radio 4.
her musical passions range from a Bach Brandenburg Concerto to Mozart's charming piano variations on the nursery rhyme 'Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' (better known in the UK as 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'), Weber's overture to 'Oberon', Joan Sutherland singing the famous Doll's Song from Act 1 of Offenbach's opera 'The Tales of Hoffmann', Yehudi Menuhin playing the astonishingly virtuosic last movement of Paganini's Violin Concerto No.1, music by a Cajun band from Louisiana, and two more well-known pieces from America, a country that Lucinda Lambton particularly loves.