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Ivry Gitlis: a life in music

Jamming with John Lennon and rocking out with the Rolling Stones are two activities you wouldn't normally associate with a classical violinist, but Ivry Gitlis has done both. At 91 years old, he’s still working hard and releasing a new compilation of his work. He tells Catherine Nicholson about what his classical experiences brought to his rock 'n' roll ones, and why he thinks making mistakes when you play isn't that big a deal.

Also on the show: we discover an Aladdin’s cave of diamonds at the Cartier jewellery exhibition at Paris’ Grand Palais.

Finally, we meet the faces behind the voices that sang the shoop-shoops and dooby-dooby-dos on some of your favourite pop songs by Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and more.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2014-08-25 celebrity

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2014-09-01 music

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2014-08-29 culture

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2014-08-28 Greece

An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

For the first time, the famous Sèvres ceramic museum just outside Paris has opened up its gardens for a monumental exhibition. "Sevres Outdoors" brings together the works of...

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2014-08-27 cinema

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In our weekly film show, our critic Lisa Nesselson talks about two movies that have got French people's hearts racing: "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Party Girl".

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