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How Music Makes Us Feel

Many people turn to music when words are not enough, at funerals and weddings, at times of heartbreak and euphoria. It seems to hold more emotion and go deeper than words.

Musicians as varied as Emeli Sande, who enthralled the world when she sang at the Olympics, opera diva Jessye Norman, dubstep artist Mala and modern classical composer George Benjamin explain how music makes them feel. Alan Yentob also talks to a vicar, a psychologist, a Hollywood composer, an adman and even the people who choose the music played in shopping malls. He sees babies dance to a rhythm, and old people brought forth out of silence by the power of music.

Release date:

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Tue 27 Nov 2012 23:05
BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Wales only


Role Contributor
Series EditorAlan Yentob
DirectorJill Nicholls
PresenterAlan Yentob
ProducerJill Nicholls
ParticipantEmeli Sande
ParticipantJessye Norman
ParticipantGeorge Benjamin
ParticipantLaurie Anderson
ParticipantMarcel Zentner
ParticipantMichael Spitzer

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