Musicians of the Titanic

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99 years ago today the massive steamship Titanic hit an iceberg…leading to one of history’s most infamous disasters at sea. Today: Guest host Elliott Forrest of WQXR discusses the story of the musicians who played on while the ship went down. 

Plus: "Titanic" siren Celine Dion emerges as a savior for the floundering Las Vegas economy. And: violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Orli Shaham perform a new piece by Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman.