I believe that in 1912 a musician was dedicated to his job just as certain professionals are in 2011 .They believed it was their duty to continue to play .
I would ,however ,be interested in what you shall ascertain on this topic.
I've posted this before but as sort of an analogy ,a friend of mine died on 9/11 at the WTC . He was Chief Of Security and he made sure that everyone could get out before he attempted to do so. This is what survivors told his family .