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Seraphic Fire's German Requiem

Patrick Dupré Quigley

Seraphic Fire gives their third (and final) Washington concert this season on April 19, 2016 at St. Paul's Episcopal on K Street, NW.  The concert, which is sold out (although there is a waiting list), includes Tavener, Rachmaninoff (from the All-Night Vigil), Barber (from Reincarnations), William Henry Harris, and Elizabeth Poston's Jesus Christ the Apple Tree.  The major work is Brahms' German Requiem in the version (by the composer) with two pianists instead of orchestra.  Classical WETA morning host chats with Seraphic Fire Founder and Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley about how this version came to be, the composer's creative process and what that means to this piece, and Brahms' love of rubato.