The Sunday Magazine

The Music That Changed Your World: Episode 1

Our music man Robert Harris joins Michael to talk about the albums (or CDs or downloads) that made an impact in our lives. We begin with "Jazz at Oberlin," which gave Michael an understanding of and appreciation for jazz that has lasted a lifetime, and Robert's choice: "Wonderful Town," the original cast recording of the Leonard Bernstein musical, starring Rosalind Russell.

One of the most popular features ever aired on The Sunday Edition is a series called "20 Pieces of Music That Changed The World." 

For the new year, we are beginning a new series with Robert Harris called "The Music That Changed Your World." 

It will air from time to time here on The Sunday Edition, and it's one that needs your participation to succeed — so please write to us at and share your stories about the albums that have made an impact on you. 

In the first instalment, Michael Enright and Robert Harris discuss an album that affected Michael personally: Jazz At Oberlin, the live album from 1953 by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. They also discuss Robert's choice: the soundtrack for the musical Wonderful Town.

Musicologist and broadcaster Robert Harris (CBC)
ABOUT ROBERT: Robert is a long-time music journalist, writer, teacher and broadcaster.  From 2000-2008, he was the host and producer of "I Hear Music", a weekly show presented on CBC Radio 2. He is the author of two books, What To Listen For in Mozart, and What To Listen For in Beethoven. He is the classical music critic for The Globe and Mail.

Click the button above to hear the first instalment of our new music feature, "The Music That Changed Your World."


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