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Composer: Crowe, Stephen (b. 1979)

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Year of birth1979
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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The Francis Bacon Opera at Tête à Tête

Oliver Brignall (Melvyn Bragg) and Christopher Killerby (Francis Bacon) in The Francis Bacon Opera  ©  Claire Shovelton

“I’m an old man, but I’m profoundly optimistic about nothing.”

Francis Bacon said no end of fascinating things, about painting, art, life, everything really. So listening to his thoughts, especially when guided along by an interviewer as expert as Melvyn Bragg, was always going to make for an entertaining evening.

***11
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