It has been an exciting week! While having a new blog is pretty exciting in itself, beyond that I’ve had an article published in an international piano magazine and a radio interview that went national – all in one week! And to top it off, I’m January’s feature composer in a 2012 calendar of Canadian composers.
CBC Mainstreet called for an interview on Thursday, January 5. It aired on CBC Radio One at 5:15 p.m. during supper rush hour. Many of the questions focused on the last piece the band played on the night Titanic sank. Listen to the full interview here: mainstreetns_20120105_45048.mp3
And my Nearer My God To Thee elementary piano duet:
Clavier Companion published my article titled The story of music on board the RMS TITANIC. Several wonderful books have been published recently which discuss the identity of Titanic‘s musicians. In my article you can look inside the ship and read the story of music from the passengers’ point of view, learn where and when the bands performed, and experience first-hand accounts of the band’s final performance.
In the Clavier Companion article you can see images of:
- Olympic‘s pianos, which give an idea of what pianos looked like on the Titanic
- First Class Reception Room piano.
- First Class Entrance Hall piano (top of the Grand Staircase)
- Second Class Entrance, C Deck piano
- First Class Dining Saloon piano
- Restaurant Reception Room, B Deck, where the trio played.
- Titanic’s first class pianos
- Titanic’s final number: Hartley’s violin
- Titanic’s final number: Concise summary