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Image-boosting tunes

Billy Differ sits in for Jamie MacDougall and looks at music used to boost the image, from ice skaters to ice cream makers, and not forgetting the Nazis.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Plácido Domingo

    No Puede Ser

    Composer: Pablo Sorozabal Artist: Zubin Mehta

  • John Lennon & Paul McCartney - Michelle

    Artist: Carlos Bonel

  • Dustin O’Halloran

    Opus 15

    Artist: Dustin O’Halloran

  • Johannes Brahms

    Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52: Rede, Madchen, allzu liebes

    Artist: The Prince Consort Artist: Alisdair Hogarth

  • Stephen Hough

    the Colour of His Hair

    Artist: The Prince Consort Artist: Stephen Hough

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Diabelli Variations Theme and First Variation

    Artist: Paul Lewis

  • Rolando Villazón

    When You Wish Upon a Star

    Composer: Leigh Harline and Ned Washington

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen


    Artist: Martina Arroyo Artist: Karlheinz Stockhausen

  • Arthur Wood

    Barwick Green

    Artist: The New London Orchestra Artist: Ronald Corp

  • Joan Sutherland

    Flower Duet from Lakme

    Composer: Delibes Artist: Jane Berie

  • Eric Coates

    Calling All Workers

    Performer: Eric Coates Orchestra.

    Artist: The New London Orchestra Artist: Ronald Corp

  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod, from Enigma Variations

    Artist: BBC Symphony Orchestra Artist: Andrew Davis

  • Jean Sibelius


    Artist: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Artist: Okko Kamu

  • Carl Orff

    O Fortuna, from Carmina Burana

    Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir Artist: Zubin Mehta

  • Eduardo di Capua

    O sole mio

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Giancarlo Chiaramello.

    Composer: Di Capua Artist: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Artist: Maurizio Benini

  • Kenneth J. Alford

    Colnel Bogey March

    Artist: The Boston Pops Artist: Arthur Fiedler

  • Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

    Artist: Bernd Weikl Artist: Ben Heppner Artist: Cheryl Studer Artist: Kurt Moll Artist: Chor der Baverischen Staatsoper Artist: Bayerisches Staatsorchester Artist: Wolfgang Sawallisch

  • Maurice Ravel


    Artist: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Artist: Adrian Leaper

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Marche Slave

    Artist: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Artist: Theodor Kuchar

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      Duration: 09:31


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