Joyce DiDonato dips into the Great American Songbook to select some gems from the American repertoire. Her programme includes less well-known composers alongside the better-known numbers, with works by William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Charles Griffes and Philip Glass rubbing shoulders with favourites by Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

Listen next Thursday at 1pm, London Time, via BBC Radio 3