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Soul Music
Soul Music
BBC Radio 4

Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact

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Episodes

Chervona Kalyna

Powerful stories linked to this beautiful and stirring Ukrainian folk song which inspired Pink Floyd to reform so they could... more

26 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Bruch's Violin Concerto

A Violin Concerto in G minor, Opus 26, became the best-known work of the German composer Max Bruch. Originally... more

18 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Ne Me Quitte Pas

Ne Me Quitte Pas is a song about begging someone not to go; of promising the world to them, if... more

11 Jun 2022 · 27 minutes
Purple Rain

"I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain..." True stories of what Prince's epic... more

30 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton

Candi Staton and others celebrate this 1970's disco classic which delivers an optimistic message. Written by David Crawford and released in... more

28 May 2022 · 27 minutes
A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

In 1942, Benjamin Britten boarded the M.S. Axel Johnson, a Swedish cargo vessel, to make the journey home to England... more

18 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

More gospel than rock, this 1987 hit has inspired great change in people's lives and created memories for music lovers... more

11 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
Song To The Siren

"Long afloat in shipless oceans": So begins Song To The Siren whose lyrics were inspired by Homer's Odyssey and the... more

04 Dec 2021 · 28 minutes
Unfinished Sympathy

Personal stories inspired by Massive Attack's breakthrough single. Featuring the vocals of Shara Nelson, the track together with its... more

27 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific

Ezio Pinza was the first person to sing Some Enchanted Evening when South Pacific opened on Broadway in 1949. ... more

20 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
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