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April 13, 2012

Remembering the Titanic

One hundred years ago this weekend, 1500 men, women, and children lost their lives when the RMS Titanic went down in the North Atlantic. Musicians on board were said to have played the hymn, "Nearer my God to Thee," as the great ship was sinking. In today's show, musical memories of the Titanic, including Carl Nielsen's arrangement of "Nearer my God to Thee."

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Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Jean Sibelius
    Humoresque, Op. 89, No. 1
    Joseph Swensen, violin, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
  • Carl Nielsen
    Paraphrase on Nearer My God to Thee
    The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor
  • Traditional American (Arranged by John G. McCurry)
    Parting Friends
    Anonymous 4
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Jean Sibelius
    Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
    Vadim Repin, violin, the San Francisco Symphony, Osmo Vanska, conductor
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

hour 2

  • Gavin Bryars
    Titanic Hymn (Autumn) All Strings
    The Gavin Bryars Ensemble
  • Claude Debussy
    Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140
    Mayumi Kanagawa, violin, Hsin-I Huang, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • PT Young Artist in Residence
    Mayumi Kanagawa, violin
  • Maciej Malecki
    Joyful Thoughts, from Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba with Orchestra (Thinking at the Fountain)
    The Hob-beats Percussion Duo, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marcin Nalecz-Niesiolowski, conductor
    Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Hymn of the Cherubim, from Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 31
    The Russian State Symphony Capella, Valery Polyansky, director
  • Thomas Ades
    Three Studies from Couperin for Chamber Orchestra
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Donato Cabrera, conductor
    Ordway Center, St. Paul
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