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Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Michael Berkeley's guest is neuroscientist and psychiatrist Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Her musical choices include Mozart, Dvorak and Reynaldo Hahn's Venetian songs.

Henrietta Bowden-Jones has spent the last three decades studying the mind.

Born in Italy to an English father and an Italian mother, she has dedicated her career to helping people overcome addictions - both in the lab as a researcher in neuroscience, and as a psychiatrist treating everyone from homeless drug addicts to city traders with gambling problems.

She shares with Michael Berkeley musical memories of growing up in Milan with an opera-loving nanny; the shock of being sent to an English boarding school as a teenager; her love of art as well as science; and how her pioneering work on addiction has helped thousands of people rebuild their lives.

Her music choices include Mozart, Dvorak and Reynaldo Hahn's charming Venetian songs.

Producer: Jane Greenwood

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 15 Nov 2015 12:00

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni)

    Orchestra: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana. Conductor: Riccardo Frizza. Singer: Erwin Schrott.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni)

    Orchestra: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana. Conductor: Riccardo Frizza. Singer: Erwin Schrott.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem

    Choir: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem

    Choir: Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
  • Henry Purcell

    Thy Hand Belinda... When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)

    Ensemble: Mermaid Ensemble. Conductor: Geraint Jones. Singer: Kirsten Flagstad.
  • Henry Purcell

    Thy Hand Belinda... When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)

    Ensemble: Mermaid Ensemble. Conductor: Geraint Jones. Singer: Kirsten Flagstad.
  • Trad.

    Roving Gambler

    Singer: Pete Seeger. Singer: Arlo Guthrie.
  • Trad.

    Roving Gambler

    Singer: Pete Seeger. Singer: Arlo Guthrie.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Performer: Stjepan Hauser. Performer: Yoko Misumi.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Performer: Stjepan Hauser. Performer: Yoko Misumi.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Donne mie la fate a tanti (Cosi fan tutte)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Singer: Ferruccio Furlanetto.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Donne mie la fate a tanti (Cosi fan tutte)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Singer: Ferruccio Furlanetto.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    La Barcheta (Venezia)

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Matthew Polenzani.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    La Barcheta (Venezia)

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Matthew Polenzani.

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