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Choral conductor Sofi Jeannin

Conductor Sofi Jeannin opens up a colourful selection of classical music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside. Today conductor Sofi Jeannin talks about the sense of longing she hears in Elgar's first symphony, is seduced by the velvet fingers of violinist Josef Hassid, and reveals her admiration for percussionists by choosing a virtuosic piece by Xenakis. Sofi also ensures a Swedish flavour to her choices, playing music by composers from her homeland including Wilhelm Stenhammar, Anders Hillborg and Elfrida Andree.

For her Must Listen piece at 2 o'clock, Sofi plays a brand new recording she has made with the BBC Singers featuring music by a French composer who was once described as "half monk, half rascal".

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Le roi malgre lui - Fete polonaise

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
  • Clément Janequin

    Le chant du Rossignol

    Ensemble: Ensemble Clément Janequin.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No.1 - Lento Allegro

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Sam Cooke

    I'm gonna build on that shore

    Singer: Sam Cooke. Choir: Soul Stirrers.
  • Jules Massenet

    Meditation from 'Thais'

    Performer: Josef Hassid. Performer: Gerald Moore.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar


    Choir: Radiokören. Conductor: Eric Ericson.
    • Svensk Korlyrik.
    • 5.
  • Anders Hillborg

    En Midsommarnattsdrom

    Choir: Allmänna Sången. Conductor: Cecilia Rydinger Alin.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    B minor Mass - Et resurrexit

    Choir: Trinity College Choir. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Jan Johansson

    Visa fran Utanmyra

    Performer: Jan Johansson.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Mass in G - Gloria

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien. Conductor: François Lazarevitch.
    • ALPHA.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Trois petites Liturgies de la Presence Divine - 2nd movement

    Performer: Roger Muraro. Performer: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie. Performer: Helene Collerette. Performer: Catherine Cournot. Choir: Maîtrise de Radio France. Director: Morgan Jourdain. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Elfrida Andrée

    Symphony No.2 - Moderato

    Orchestra: Stockholm Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustaf Sjökvist.
  • Iannis Xenakis

    Rebonds B

    Performer: Pedro Carneiro.
    • ZIG ZAG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans - 1. Dieu! qu'il la fait bon regarder!

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no.15 in D major 'Pastorale' - Scherzo

    Performer: Paul Lewis.


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