In time George Krins would certainly have become a prominent and famous violinist, but it is not so much to celebrate the memory of his and his comrades great pluck on board the Titanic as to immortalize in stone or bronze the splendid part played by music in the Titanic tragedy, that the idea has occurred to raise a monument recalling how the ill-fated vessel foundered amidst the soothing or divinely inspired strains of a heroic band, forgetful of itself and its own safety, and intent upon making melody help everyone to die serenely or else to forget oncoming death in the enjoyment of caressing or inspiriting sounds.
Georges Alexandre Krins
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