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Agatha's Station is a radio station in Fallout 3 that transmits classical violin music played and recorded by Agatha. It is activated after completing the side-quest Agatha's Song.

Background

Agatha says that the radio station is her way of paying back the traders who come to visit her. The station can be heard anywhere in the Capital Wasteland. Between pieces of music, Agatha sends messages to her listeners, telling them to stay safe and to "...most importantly, stay happy!"

Agatha says that she has prerecorded each session on the radio, which explains why it is possible to hear her playing on the radio even when standing right in front of her. Even if she is killed, her radio transmitter will continue to randomly repeat the songs that she has already completed.

Music

In this station, there are six clips of noodling (pure musical improvisation) and five clips of famous pieces from the violin repertoire: three for violin alone, two for violin and orchestra, and one for violin and piano, or orchestra alone.

  • "Gigue" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita No. 3 (BWV 1006; Composed in 1720)
  • "Preludio" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita No. 3 (BWV 1006; Composed in 1720)
  • "Grave" from Sonata No. 2 (BWV 1003) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1720)
  • The exposition sections of the first two movements ("Allegro ma non troppo - Violin Concerto in A minor" and "Adagio ma non troppo", respectively) from Antonín Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 (B108; Composed in 1879)
  • "Zigeunerweisen" (Gypsy Songs/Airs) by Pablo de Sarasate, Op. 20 (1878)

Quotes

Before music is played, Agatha introduces the piece with a short quote. Many of these are dedicating the piece to a specific individual, including the Lone Wanderer, Crazy Wolfgang and Crow, with some referencing Agatha's mother and husband.

Related quests

Notes

  • As well as dedicating songs to various caravan merchants, she also dedicates a song to the Lone Wanderer and her late husband, as well as her mother.
  • Agatha pronounces Crazy Wolfgang's name in the traditional German style (as Wolf-gung), even though every other character, himself included, pronounces it in the English fashion (as Wolf-gang). This is most likely due to her education in classical music.
  • She will stop mentioning a merchant if they have died, though Lucky Harith is not mentioned in her dedications at all.
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