Episode 6: Requiem is now available where ever you listen to podcasts, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. First time listening? Here is Episode 1. Subscribe to stay up to date as the mystery unfolds. After listening to Episode 6, listeners are encouraged to explore companion materials below.
Episode 6 is a reference to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass, the famous composer’s final work. Click below for a performance of the work.
The cause of Mozart’s death is a mystery. Officially his death was attributed to “hitziges Frieselfieber” or a severe miliary fever. Researchers have proposed at least 118 causes of death, including strep throat, trichinosis, the flu, and mercury poisoning. Here is a brief video telling the story behind Mozart’s final days and the composition of the requiem which is even more mysterious then the brief telling that Tom Alligost offered.
Also referenced during this episode was Scotland’s Glamis castle, which is also known as Scotland’s most haunted castle. Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus, Scotland. It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. If anyone is listening from Scotland, then please be in touch with any thoughts.
Finally, as promised, here is a list of all the album slipcase covers that I now own as quadruplicates:
- Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
- Nether Lands by Dan Fogelberg
- Stardust by Willie Nelson
- John Denver’s Greatest Hits by John Denver
- Philosophy of the World by The Shaggs
- An Evening with Mantovani by Mantovani and His Orchestra
- Among My Souvenirs by Bing Crosby
- Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
This project is a co-production with Partners in Crime Media. Thanks to Tom Alligost, Calista Kira, and my wife Carol for making this episode possible. Thanks also to Prom Queen, Ben Von Wildenhaus, and Rudy Sims for providing the music. Thanks also Jeremy Murphy, Erika Kestenbaum Skoglund, and Jordan Smith for the support.
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