Listen out for Frank Gehry talking on Radio 3 on Sunday at 5.45pm in a programme on the making of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. In a hilarious exchange with Sidney Weiss, the hall's principal violinist, the latter suggests that Gehry go to Boston, measure the concert hall there and reproduce it. 'I found out that Sidney made replicas of famous violins. At the next meeting l said 'I have to ask a question.
When you make a copy of a Stradivarius, does it sound like a Stradivarius?'