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Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust

Classical Music Notice: The BBC Proms are underway. (The Proms are a huge summer concert festival.) Last Tuesday, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Michael Spyres, Ann Hallenberg, Laurent Naouri, and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique did a performance of Hector Berlioz’ Dramatic Legend (between an opera and a cantata) titled “La damnation de Faust” (The Damnation of Faust). Between parts 2 and 3, there is an 20-minute intermission feature where they talk about The Devil in music with the author of the book The Devil: A Biography, Peter Stanford. After part 4, they play Giuseppe Tartini’s “Devil’s Trill”. The whole broadcast runs about 3 hours. You have just under four weeks to listen. I highly recommend it.

Reverend Gene of Vox Satanae