Friday, June 10, 2011

Clown imperial


While otherwise engaged in France I missed Prince Charles' debut as a BBC classical jock. Our heir to the throne is, of course, noted for his wide ranging musical tastes.

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2 comments:

Boydell and Brewer said...

And let's not forget his adventurous taste in architecture, something else he enjoys influencing!

Pliable said...

To expand on the comment above - Prince Charles described Denys Lasdun's masterpiece, the Royal National Theatre on London's South Bank as "a clever way of building a nuclear power station in the middle of London without anyone objecting".

http://www.open2.net/modernity/4_6.htm

Charles described Sir Colin St John Wilson's British Library as "a secret police headquarters".

http://www.building.co.uk/news/sir-colin-st-john-wilson-dies-at-85/3087092.article

As John Drummond explained in my linked post, the careers of both architects suffered as a result of the opinions expressed by a senior member of the royal family.

http://www.overgrownpath.com/2007/02/alban-berg-you-cant-call-that-music.html