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EMSRene Jacobs20110611

Catherine Bott talks to the Belgian singer, conductor, scholar and teacher Ren退 Jacobs.

They chat about his early career as a counter-tenor before he founded the ensemble Concerto Vocale.

Music in the programme includes early recordings by him singing in works by JC Bach and Steffani, and extracts from his recordings conducting operas and oratorios by Handel and Monteverdi.

Catherine Bott talks to Belgian singer and conductor Rene Jacobs.