From Classical Discoveries at WPRB: Marvin Rosen Will Commemorate 9/11 With a Marathon
Marvin Rosen, the man behind Classical Discoveries, is a master at bringing to the public the music which best evidences its origins. So, what for this anniversary of 9/11?
The marathon starts: SATURDAY, September 10, 2011 – 7:00 PM and ends: SUNDAY, September 11, 2011 – 7:00 PM
on WPRB 103.3FM Princeton and on Internet at:
“For the 10th anniversary of September 11, Classical Discoveries with Marvin Rosen will present a 24 hour live radio marathon, totally devoted to music written by composers from many countries as a reaction to the unforgettable events of that day.”
“Marvin has a very special story regarding 9/11.
He was actually on the air with a special program titled EAST MEETS WEST promoting a mutual understanding of music by different cultures. What a weird coincidence this was.
Since no phone lines were working he did not know about the events until 10:00am. 10:00 to 11:00am was mentally the most difficult 1 hour on the air in his broadcasting years.
Two days later he presented his own memorial tribute and later at different anniversaries a few more. As time progresed more and more composers wrote music inspired by the tragedy.The 5th anniversary program was totaly compiled by works written in the 21st Century.”
Recently, Marvin wrote at his blog,
“During the 24 hours of the Marathon you will hear many works submitted by composers specifically for this event. I want to thank Sequenza 21 and International Alliance for Women Composers as well as other websites who supported this call for recordings.
During the marathon there will be some works being broadcast for the first time as well many works presented on my program before such as the September Symphony by Wojciech Kilar that I presented for the first time in June, 2004, Elodie Lauten’s complete electronic work S.O.S.W.T.C., and Stephen Hartke’s Symphony No. 3 just to mention a few as well as an encore presentation of Robert Moran’s Trinity Requiem.
I know that this event will be a very difficult for me and every one else, but I do not know any other way I could commemorate this tragic happening, but with music.”