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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, 50 years of queer books, Museum of the Year nominee Pitt Rivers

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World winner, celebrating 50 years of queer literature starting today with the 1970s, Museum of the Year nominee Pitt Rivers, Judith Krantz remembered.

The 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition has been won by the Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach. The week-long competition held every two years is one of the most significant competitions in the classical calendar and has helped make stars of many participants since its inception in 1983. We hear from this year's winner Andrei Kymach and from music critic Anna Picard.

This week marks the 50th anniversary since the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York, a key moment in the birth of the gay rights movement. Each night this week Front Row will be reflecting on the best examples of queer fiction since then, one night for each decade. We begin with the 1970s and our guide to the decade is poet and critic Gregory Woods.

As we head into the final weeks of this year's prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year competition, Front Row looks at the five shortlisted institutions vying for the top prize of £100,000. Today it’s the turn of the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, whose director Dr Laura Van Broekhoven explains why she believes the Pitt Rivers would be a worthy winner.

Plus novelist Celia Brayfield joins Stig to discuss the work of writer Judith Krantz whose glamorous romantic novels have sold over 85 million copies worldwide.

Presenter : Stig Abell
Producer : Dymphna Flynn

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019
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Andrei Kymach
Photo credits: Kirsten Mcternan

Andrei Kymach is the winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

50 Years of Queer Books - 1970's

50 Years of Queer Books - 1970's
Gregory Woods 








The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren (1974)
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown (1977)
Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran (1978) 
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin (1978) 

Museum of the Year nominee - Pitt Rivers

Museum of the Year nominee - Pitt Rivers
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
Photo credit: Ian Wallman
© Pitt Rivers Museum,
University of Oxford

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

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