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Joanna van Kampen

Michael Berkeley's guest is actress Joanna van Kampen, who plays Fallon Rogers in Radio 4's The Archers. Her personal musical favourites include Mozart, Purcell and Charpentier.

Michael Berkeley's guest is the young actor Joanna van Kampen, who has played the role of Fallon Rogers in 'The Archers' for the past decade. The daughter of cellist Christopher van Kampen and violinist Marcia Williams (who both played for many years with the Nash Ensemble), she learnt violin and piano as a child, but then decided to make acting her career, training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has worked at the Royal National Theatre and the RSC with directors such as Di Trevis, Peter Gill and Simon Usher.

She is particularly interested in film music, and her choices include parts of Mozart's Requiem from the soundtrack of the film 'Amadeus', the Prelude to Bernard Herrmann's score for Hitchcock's 'Psycho', and music from John Williams' score for 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', for which her mother led the orchestra. Her other choices include Maria Callas singing 'Depuis le jour' from Charpentier's opera 'Louise'; Dido's Lament from Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas', sung by Janet Baker, cellist Yo Yo Ma accompanied by Bobby McFerrin's astonishing vocals in 'Ave Maria', and Stevie Wonder's 'If It's Magic'.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 13 Feb 2011 12:00

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Excerpts from Requiem K626

    Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields & Chorus/Sir Neville Marriner

    • METRONOME 8251262.
  • Gustave Charpentier

    'Depuis le jour' from Louise (Act III)

    Performers: Maria Callas (soprano), Orchestra della RAI/Alfredo Simonetto (recorded in 1954, Casino, San Remo)

    • EMI CZS5720302.
  • John Williams

    Hedwig's Theme

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.

    Conductor: John Williams (Randy Kerber – Celeste)

    • ATLANTIC 7567930865.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Ave Maria

    Performers: Yo Yo Ma/Bobby McFerrin

    • SONY SK48177.
  • Henry Purcell

    When I Am Laid in Earth from 'Dido & Aeneas'

    Performers: Dame Janet Baker (mezzo soprano), English Chamber Orchestra/Anthony Lewis Thurston Dart (harpsichord continuo)

    • Philips 4652532.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    The Prelude from the soundtrack to 'Psycho'

    Performers: National Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Herrmann

    • UNICORN UKCD2021.
  • Stevie Wonder

    If It's Magic

    Performers: Stevie Wonder

    • MOTOWN 157357-2.

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