Connections

Hosted By Stephen Peithman

Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern

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Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
on Music Station

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 Permalink

The Funeral Connection

The funeral procession of Queen Victoria in 1901

 

It began as music to accompany a horse-drawn coffin through the city streets—but over the years, composers have used it in a variety of settings, from serious to comic.

In this hour, music to die for--funeral marches for a real queen, a fictional prince, a puppet, a parrot, and more.

 

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