So I listened to the first part of Berlioz's Requiem today. It is quite intense and I can only imagine what seeing it in a live setting is like. Apparently there were four cymbal players, four timpani and two additional horn sections placed around the room in the original instructions on the score. It is breathtaking. Certainly the Mogwai of classical music. I'm glad I wagered my 50 cents at Goodwill that based on the cover alone it would be a good record. This is the last photo ever taken of him:
Also, The Books consistently amaze me and fill me with wonder. But more than that they provoke me to see the world through the eyes of a child.