110 episodes

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact

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    • 4.8, 77 Ratings

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Sebl99 ,

Best podcast of all time

For me these are the best podcasts I have ever come across. Moving, beautiful, engaging - you see music and people in a new light.

yukatadog ,

Prepare to Cry

These chosen songs are each celebrated through the stories told. We all connect to certain songs for whatever reason. It’s fun and sometimes deeply emotional to hear them explored here. So glad that this podcast has picked up again after its hiatus. It’s a favorite.

cupofsugarborrowed ,

What music means to people, in their own words

I love rock music. When I looked at the list of songs and pieces BBC covered for this show, rock was in the minority, so I was skeptical that I would get anything out of it. But I gave it a try, and was completely won over. Each show features interviews with a number of people who have been deeply affected by the song in question. You never hear the interviewers themselves, and actually only hear clips of the song. The focus is completely on how meaningful music can be for people. Even for songs that I've never liked, such as Hallelujah, the stories are so moving, so well selected, and so well edited that I found that I could not stop listening. This would be fantastic to use in a music appreciation course. Just a remarkable achievement.

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