Benjamin Britten: War Requiem

For Benjamin Britten's 100th anniversary in 2013 Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks honored the great english composer with a performance of his War Requiem. Mariss Jansons conducted the Requiem, one of the most both expressive and shocking musical manifestations of pacifism in the 20th century. This CD captures this special performance with highly acclaimed singers: Emily Magee, Mark Padmore and Christian Gerhaher.

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Benjamin Britten

War Requiem, op 66

Emily Magee, soprano
Mark Padmore, tenor
Christian Gerhaher, baritone
Max Hanft, orgue
Tölzer Knabenchor
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
conductor: Mariss Jansons

March 2013

Label: BR-KLASSIK 2 CDs 900120