The story of how two of the greatest albums of all time were released on the same day.
Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come has become a classic anthem for civil rights in the USA
Adrian Lester chooses Othello, consumed by jealousy.
Ian McMillan discovers how Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant became a Thanksgiving anthem.
Courtney Pine explores John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, fifty years after its release.
John Newton's near-death experience at sea prompted his hymn 'Amazing Grace'.
Frances Fyfield examines Copland's ballet score at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.
People describe the place that Bach's Goldberg Variations have in their lives.
Leonard Slatkin on the impact of the adagio that became America's 'national funeral music'
Paul Gambaccini tells the story behind BB King's classic 1964 album Live at the Regal.
Paul Gambaccini goes behind the scenes of the first performance of Britten's masterpiece.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Simple Gifts from Copland's Appalachian Spring.
Charles Hazlewood delves into Aaron Copland's 1944 ballet Appalachian Spring.
People of all ages reflect on their love of this simple song, made famous by Patsy Cline.
The legendary baritone talking to Mark Lawson on Front Row in 2000
Kirsty Lang talks to Dominic West and Clarke Peters about performing Othello in Sheffield.
A fresh look at Shakespeare's Othello through the prism of the rehearsal room.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue.
David Benedict reviews Guys And Dolls
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How an obscure track on a Leonard Cohen album became a global anthem.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.
Stephen Johnson explores one of the most popular seasonal oratorios, Handel's Messiah.
People describe the place that He's Got the Whole World in His Hands has in their lives.
Howard Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Ave, generosa by Hildegard of Bingen.
Global figures celebrate Dr Martin Luther King's legacy by reading "I Have a Dream".
Alyn Shipton and trombonist Paul Tanner reflect on the impact of the jitterbug super hit.
Ivan Hewett explores the myths that surround the first performance of The Rite of Spring.
Hugh Quarshie seeks resolution to the dilemmas of a black actor playing Othello.
The Brecht/Weill song Mack the Knife written for The Threepenny Opera in 1928.