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The Podcast: Jeff and Casey talk Berlioz's Requiem

I sat down with Dr. Jeff Fowler last week to talk about the upcoming oratorio, Berlioz's Requiem. Our twenty minute conversation has already deepened my appreciation of Berlioz's work. If you are planning to join us for the requiem on the 20th or 21st, I offer two suggestions: 1. show up early. 2. take a listen to this podcast.  A run-down of what you'll hear:


At 0:00    You hear the opening strains of the Sanctus from Berlioz’s Requiem...

at 1:15     Jeff talks about the form of Requiems...

at 2:22    Jeff talks about the Berlioz as a composer of excess...

at 4:17    Jeff talks about Berlioz as an innovator...

at 5:50   Quadrophonic sound!

at 6:11   Jeff explains how Berlioz’s lack of musical training allows him to stretch beyond the normal confines of musical composition...

at 7:17    We hear two minutes of the Dies Irae (The Wrath of God)...

at 9:57    Casey goes on a theological digression about how reformed people think about the wrath of God...

at 12:41   Jeff lets the cat out of the bag about why so many composers write requiems...

at 14:09   The choir cries out in the Lacrymosa...

at 15:30   Jeff talks about how the orchestration is purposely in conflict with the choir...  

at 17:40   Jeff talks about how music shapes the faith of singers...

at 18:16   Jeff ruins John Rutter for Casey...

at 20:13   Jeff admits he has the best job in the world and talks about why he makes music...

at 20:58   a final clip from Lacrymosa.

 

Posted by Casey Thompson at 8:00 AM
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