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Lucinda Lambton

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 16 Oct 2011 12:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat (3rd movement, Allegro)

    Performers: The Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood

    • OISEAU LYRE 414 187-2.
  • Julia Ward Howe

    The Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Performers: Reinald Werrenrath (baritone), Josef Pasternack (conductor)

    • VICTOR B-19377.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman', K265

    Performers: Clara Haskil (piano)

    • DG 437 676-2.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Overture to Oberon

    Performers: Berlin PO/Herbert Von Karajan

    • DG 020 102-2.
  • Trad

    America the Beautiful

    Performers: Ray Charles

    • RHINO 605748.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Les oiseaux dans la charmille (The Tales of Hoffman, Act 1)

    Performers: Joan Sutherland (Olympia), Jacques Charon (Spalanzani), The Orchestra of the Suisse Romande/Richard Bonynge

    • DECCA 417 363-2.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Violin Concerto No 1 in D (part of the 3rd movement, Rondo, allegro spiritoso)

    Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Paris SO/Pierre Monteux

    • EMI CDH 565959-2.
  • Savoy Family Cajun Band

    J'ai passé devant ta porte

    Performers: Savoy Family Cajun Band

    • FESTIVALINK R 1691304.


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