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