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Music from the heart with conductor Sofi Jeannin

Sofi Jeannin opens up a colourful selection of classical music from a conductor’s point of view - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.

Conductor Sofi Jeannin explores the sense of space created in a recording of Brahms’ Trio for horn, violin, and piano, reveals her admiration for the voice of fado singer Amalia Rodrigues and jumps into the theatrical and dazzling sound world of Erik Satie.

She also shares some of her favourite music that was written for children – from Vaughan Williams to a piece which provides the perfect family recipe for tiramisu.

For her Must Listen piece at 2 o’clock, Sofi plays a recent live recording she’s made with the BBC singers featuring beautiful yet heart wrenching music written during the Nazi occupation of France.

A series in which each week a musician explores 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

  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Pierrette Op.41, Air de ballet

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Notturno from Serenade in F major Op.31

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Stig Westerberg.
    • WARNER.
  • George Enescu

    Romanian Rhapsody No.1 in A major Op.11

    Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • RCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Coronation Anthem No.4 HWV261 'My heart is inditing'

    Performer: The English Concert. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Director: Simon Preston.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Lord Beginner

    Queen Elizabeth Calypso

    Singer: Lord Beginner. Ensemble: Calypso Rhythm Kings.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto Grosso

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
  • Julien Joubert

    Le tiramisu de Jeanne

    Choir: Maîtrise de Radio France. Conductor: Toni Ramon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat major Op.40 - Adagio mesto

    Performer: Aubrey Brain. Performer: Adolf Busch. Performer: Rudolf Serkin.
    • EMI.
  • Raul Portela

    Lisboa Antiga

    Performer: Domingos Camarinha. Performer: Santos Moreira. Singer: Amália Rodrigues.
    • COLUMBA.
  • Erik Satie


    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion - Kommt ihr tochter, helft mir klagen

    Choir: Kammerchor Stuttgart. Orchestra: Barockorchester Stuttgart. Conductor: Frieder Bernius.
    • CARUS.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Symphony No.2 Le Double - Allegro fuocoso

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • ERATO.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Le tre Gratie a Venere

    Ensemble: Musica Secreta.
    • AMON RA.


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