Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
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Famous songs which take inspiration from classical music's greatest composers...
The fascinating facts behind The Beach Boys' enduring, smash-hit number.
How our favourite music can shape us and soundtrack significant moments in our lives.
Classic songs inspired by the fierce energy of England's capital city.
Watch Professor Allan Moore explain why Ray Davies' 1967 ode to London works so well.
It takes real emotion to inspire a truly moving love song. Here are 10 of the best.
Watch the animation - Professor Mary King describes how the song became a symbol of hope.
You know the songs, but what were they written in protest against?
Sylvia Wong Lewis describes how her uncle was executed by a Mississippi mob in 1901.
California peach farmer Mas Masumoto on what the Japanese song Sukiyaki means to him
How did three versions of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah come to chart simultaneously?
Conductor Christopher Gayford explains how Beethoven's 5th Symphony changed his life.
Rosemarie Purdy explains why she's never forgotten seeing P.P. Arnold sing live.
Classical guitarist Andrew Schulman on the moment The St Matthew Passion saved his life
Soul Music on Crazy - the song made famous by Patsy Cline.
Rev Richard Coles, formerly of The Communards, talks about the significance of the song.
Janice-Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey on her English version of Sukiyaki
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Artist Kim Lynch recalls the important part God Only Knows played in her parents’ lives.
Musicologist Allan Moore dismisses the popular idea that it mimics Air on a G String.
The cellist of Sarajevo Vedran Smailovic played Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor in the siege
A musician recalls a conductor explaining how Dvorak’s New World Symphony saved his life.
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