Private Passions, BBC Radio 3: Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Henrietta Bowden-Jones with Michael Berkeley

BBC R3: “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.

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Music Played

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni)
Orchestra: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana.
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza. Singer: Erwin Schrott

Hubert Parry
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.

Roving Gambler
Singer: Pete Seeger. Singer: Arlo Guthrie.

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.

Reynaldo Hahn
La Barcheta (Venezia)
Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Matthew Polenzani.