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September 9, 2011

Ten Years Later

In the days and weeks after the 9/11 tragedy, musicians responded in the only way they knew how. They played. For the dead, for the injured, and for all of us who were struggling to cope with the enormity of what had happened. In today's show, we look at how the nation responded through music to the horrors of September 11, 2001. And we'll hear several new works written in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Richard Strauss
    Excerpt from Death and Transfiguration
    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati, conductor
  • Samuel Barber
    Adagio for Strings
    The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, Teddy Abrams, conductor
    Lincoln Theater, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Johannes Brahms
    Third movement from Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Sing to the Lord a New Song, BWV 225
    The Trinity Choir and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Julian Wachner, conductor
    Trinity Wall Street, New York City
  • Joaquin Rodrigo
    Second movement from Concerto de Aranjuez
    Sharon Isbin, guitar, the New York Philharmonic, Jose Serebrier, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall, New York City

hour 2

  • Carl Nielsen
    Second movement from Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (The Inextinguishable)
    The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi, conductor
  • Timothy C. Takach
    Luceat Eis
    First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
  • Steve Reich
    WTC 9/11
    The Kronos Quartet
  • Robert Moran
    Excerpts from Trinity Requiem
    The Trinity Youth Chorus and Members of Trinity Choir, Alexander Hermann, organ, Aminda Asher, Veronica Parrales, Sara Wolfe, and Miho Zaitsu, cellos, Robert Ridgell, conductor
    Trinity Wall Street, New York City
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