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Singer Jeanine De Bique's striking musical discoveries

Singer Jeanine De Bique guides us through a striking selection of music from Poland to Trinidad and Tobago.

Singer Jeanine De Bique recalls her debut at the Proms in 2017, which left her feeling ‘like a rockstar’. She also takes us to her homeland of Trinidad and Tobago with sun-drenched music from massed steel pans and a local choir, and wishes her voice would allow her to sing Wagner.

At 2 o’clock Jeanine reveals her Must Listen piece – an anguished aria from Handel’s opera Alcina - and marvels at how singer Renée Fleming captures the sense of Alcina’s betrayal by the man she loves.

A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

12 days left to listen

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    The Messiah - Rejoice Greatly

    Singer: Jeanine De Bique. Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 - 3rd movement - Presto

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • SONY.
  • Paul Mealor

    Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

    Choir: Con Anima. Conductor: Paul Mealor.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Como cierva sedienta - III

    Singer: Helena Olsson. Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • ECM.
  • John Novacek

    Four Rags - Recuperation

    Performer: Jon Manasse. Performer: Jon Nakamatsu.
  • Johannes Brahms

    German Requiem - movement 6

    Singer: Hermann Prey. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • SONY.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell - Overture (arrangement anon)

    Ensemble: Trinidad and Tobago Classical Steel.
  • Trad.

    Come leh we go

    Choir: Signal Hill Alumni Choir.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique - Un bal

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davies.
    • PHILIPS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina - Ah mio cor

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Symphony No.5 - Toccata

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • DECCA.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Otello - Ave Maria

    Singer: Mirella Freni. Choir: Chorus of German Opera, Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.5 - 1st movement Allegro

    Performer: Malcolm Proud. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde - Mild und liese

    Singer: Birgit Nilsson. Choir: Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele. Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele. Conductor: Karl Bohm.
    • DG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite bergamasque - Clair de Lune

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • DG.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Goethe Lieder No.9, Mignon "Kennst du das Land"

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Geraldine McGreevy.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gabriel Pierné


    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • CHANDOS.


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