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Jancis Robinson

Michael Berkeley's guest is wine writer and broadcaster Jancis Robinson. Her musical choices include works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Handel as well as an English folk song.

In her forty-year career writing and broadcasting about wine, Jancis Robinson has probably done more than anyone else to make wine an accessible and joyous part of our lives, and to strip away a great deal of the pretensions that used to surround it. But she's also one of our leading scholars of wine, and the fourth edition of the book she describes as her 'fourth child', a mammoth updating of her nearly 1000-page-long Oxford Companion to Wine, is about to be published next month. She talks to Michael Berkeley about her love of opera, the excitement of tasting for the Queen, and the great pleasures of wine and music. Her choices include music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Handel and a sweet English folk song. Producer: Jane Greenwood A Loftus Production for BBC Radio 3

Produced by Elizabeth Burke
A Loftus Production for BBC Radio 3

First broadcast in August 2015.

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36 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Sep 2016 12:00


Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Finch'han dal vino (Don Giovanni)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Singer: Thomas Allen.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No.1 in D major K.412 (1st movement: Allegro)

    Performer: Dennis Brain. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Con rauco mormorio (Rodelinda)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington. Singer: Andreas Scholl.
  • Trad.

    A Frog he did a-wooing go

    Ensemble: John McCarthy Chorus and Orchestra.
  • Trad.

    Cherry Tree Carol

    Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Philip Ledger.
  • Keith Jarrett

    Solo Concert: Bremen, 12 July 1973

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin (Overture and opening)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov. Singer: Nuccia Focile. Singer: Olga Borodina.


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