We take a sonic tour of music inspired by tragedy. How composers have turned tragedy into music, and its cathartic power.
NOTES FROM TERRANCE MCKNIGHT ON HIS SELECTIONS
Americans heard a lot of sad music during the anniversary of 9/11 this week. But great music is born of tragedy, inspiring composers to create what moves us. Terrance McKnight, music host at WNYC, took a sonic tour of music inspired by tragedy and examined its cathartic power.
Guest: Terrance McKnight, host of WNYC's Evening Music