Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
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Tue 12 May 2015
5/5 This much-loved hymn, based on Psalm 23, has been set to music many times.
Tue 5 May 2015
4/5 Soul Music explores the mystery and emotional ties of folk song Scarborough Fair.
Tue 28 Apr 2015
3/5 The story behind the Cat Stevens song, and the memories people associate with it.
Tue 21 Apr 2015
2/5 Leading cellists explain the power of Bach's Cello Suite No 1 in G Major.
Tue 14 Apr 2015
1/5 How an obscure track on a Leonard Cohen album became a global anthem.
Tue 9 Dec 2014
5/5 Opera director John Copley CBE reflects on his lifelong relationship with La Boheme.
Tue 2 Dec 2014
4/5 The Smiths' 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' is explored through personal stories.
Tue 25 Nov 2014
3/5 The Latin American anthem to life, Gracias A La Vida, is explored through personal stories
Tue 18 Nov 2014
2/5 Marianne Faithfull recalls the song that inspired Can't Help Falling in Love with You.
Tue 11 Nov 2014
1/5 Exploring George Butterworth's rhapsody and song cycles from A Shropshire Lad.
Tue 29 Apr 2014
5/5 Albinoni's Adagio may be wrongly attributed but it still never fails to move us.
Tue 22 Apr 2014
4/5 A range of people explain what the hauntingly beautiful Welsh song 'Myfanwy' means to them
Tue 15 Apr 2014
3/5 This Labi Siffre anthem has been taken up by many groups who suffer from discrimination.
Tue 8 Apr 2014
2/5 People of all ages reflect on their love of this simple song, made famous by Patsy Cline.
Tue 1 Apr 2014
1/5 Soul Music examines Gershwin's 'experiment in modern music', 90 years after its premiere.
Christmas Eve 2013
5/5 The story of the melancholic song, first performed by Judy Garland in 1944.
Tue 17 Dec 2013
4/5 How Brahms's work, a tribute to his mother, has touched and changed people's lives.
Tue 10 Dec 2013
3/5 Frankie Valli and others share their memories of the classic song.
Tue 3 Dec 2013
2/5 Pascal Rogé leads us through a personal and musical journey of Erik Satie's Gymnopédies.
Tue 26 Nov 2013
1/5 Soul Music examines the harrowing stories behind the song made famous by Billie Holiday.
Tue 30 Jul 2013
5/5 How The Dream of Gerontius, by Elgar, has touched and changed people's lives.
Tue 23 Jul 2013
4/5 Exploration of the disco anthem of yearning, pain and loss.
Tue 16 Jul 2013
3/5 Exploring the hymn that inspires campaigners, charity workers and reformed alcoholics.
Tue 9 Jul 2013
2/5 How Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez for classical guitar touches people's lives.
Tue 2 Jul 2013
1/5 Stories of love, loss and friendship through the WWII favourite Lili Marlene.
Tue 5 Mar 2013
5/5 The Robert Wyatt song from 1982, written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer.
Tue 26 Feb 2013
4/5 The Stabat Mater hymn imagines the sufferings of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross.
Tue 19 Feb 2013
3/5 Sinead O'Connor and others talk about the haunting beauty of this ancient song.
Tue 12 Feb 2013
2/5 More than just 'da da da dum' - how Beethoven's famous symphony touched people's lives.
Sat 9 Feb 2013
1/5 Those who love the Leiber and Stoller song find it inspirational rather than cynical.
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