As humans, we feel sorrow when a loved one passes away. But we also want to celebrate that person's life as is seen in this picture of a New Orleans jazz funeral. The Czech people have a similar tradition, called a "Dumky." Dr. Paul starts the second hour of today's show with Dvorak's happy/sad/manic/beautiful Dumky piano trio.
The show begins with a rousing overture by Offenbach. In addition, you will hear "The Prayer," a duet featuring the voices of Andrea Boccelli and Celine Dion. Yo-Yo Ma plays a Shostakovitch cello concerto. Two baroque flute sonatas are on the program, as well as Gershwin's memorable "An American in Paris." Check out the playlist: http://kdrt.org/node/10224
. Photo courtesy of Infrogmation of New Orleans.